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A TREATISE OF THE 
lOBILITIE OF WOMAN KYNDE 
1542 

Henrie Cornelius Agrippa 

UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, INC 

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'n^^K&^^' r^ic Jfiitljcc 
Wf^^wV gDCitrnffTc of 
lWa:_4:;x: ^t^^bot!; r«ia!c anD fe- 
male, of Ijp5 gtcaE br^unrpfulncg* 
bati) create maiiftpnC'^ if^z tinto 
h{>m felfe, f)e maoe ttcni ^nati nnO . 

ttoo bpnDe0,ftntibrtt; nirap in tijc 
fotiDip fituation of tU bctilp pac 
ecs,(n toljtcfje tl;c bfc (?( §incrai:(* 
6n tequtretlj a neccfTatvv DifiTerf cCv 
l^etjatl; gtticn but ote fumlitnoc 
nnb IpUencs of tfjc foUi:,co botijc, 
malcanD female, bctomc tofjofc 
foli^Ies tljcce js noo nmne»' Di^fJt'- 
'^-'•» aMit tencc 



Ttcnce Of bpnD* €bc tooman ^stl;t 
«jat famcmphctWcamahljGtl), 
tftatfameccsfonan!) fpsc}}i,a)« 
gotfjc to t^e fame cn&e of bipfful^ 
ne0, tobenrf&all bt noo ejcceptton 
iofhjmbe.jfo? after tlje euangels^ 
call mti)C , tnzp tbnt tvk in t^m 
btonep;opecUpn!)c, rpallnatbfe 
tijcoffpce of tfjJ?? {^?nDe.bt:Jtl)e 
Ipfeenes of angei!:^ is pjon^feo 
into t^epm*2in& tbi:5 fc^^tbcne 
man ano tootnau fap fabfistiee oi 
tl)c foule, one bntl) no bJC^m p?e*. 
cm!i>ncn:eof nobplptpe nbotieittjii 
otb cc , but botb of tbetn natuca!* 
Ip bane equall Itbcctie of Dirrnittsi 
aiiD tJojtbPnefTe* But ell otbci; 
tbpngc5,tbetDl;icb bcm mznJbz^ 
fpDes tbe Dpupnc ftibdance cf tl)t 
fotolc , in tbofe tbpnrjes tbe crcclf . 
. Icnte anD noble toomant^ceD me. 
insacc infpnptc!pDot!;ee;;ccUt!;ct; 



itac gcoffe BpuD of mm,tl)C fr Ij'fi ^ 
r^etfjpng&jcnjaflpIfliJiilj) pjoue 
t(^bctcuc,noi£tDit6 countcrfapte 
(^nD fapjc aattcrpng too;Dc0 , no; 
BirotoitfjtljcrubtpU fopljfmcsof 
Jlogi&e, tobcrtottlj manp foplju 
Occs toccc bont to blpnDc ant) Dc^ 
cepuc men, but bp tljc aucto?ptpc 
of moQe crcellcnt auctoucs i anD 
«uc tD;itccsot'bifto?p0,nnDtD(tf| 
manifcft tcafon3',pca inttb tljc tc^ 
eimonicsof fjioipe fccpptucc,anti 
b^ tl)Z o;Dpnanc(:0 atiD conOitu^ 
eccnsoflatDcg* 

C£f P?fl to eiucc into tW mattcc v^^ 
tbe tDonttl ts mabc fo niiicl;c mo;c 
crccllettt ttjaii man » in botoe mo* 
f be tbc name tbat (Ije batbe tccep^ 
ucD , (5 mo;e cjcctUcntc tban bps» 
jfo? ^oam fonriDctb (Srtbe,but 
€usts iiuecp?eratc Ipfcranoaa 
niocl}ee0t^eIpfcDotbex:cel m\u 



to mofl^e t^c tooman is to be t^ic^ •, 
fetreDabouctljc fii8it*ii5o?t^crc 
19 no catirc t2)!;p t!)(0 CbtilDe be cnl 
Up a f cblc acgumCt, ro gpuc uige 
ntent of tljpnses bp (be tiumtQ. 
jfo; U)c UnoiDctbac tbc bPSb^ at« 
tpf icrc anD inakcc of tbitigcis nnO 
tinmcj;,fpjft bpD Smotoc tbc tbpn-? 
BC6,t)Cfo;c be namcD tbein,tobtc!) 
tp; as mod) «0 bt^ coulD not be Dc 
ccpucDjfo; tbps pwrpofe be maoc 
tbe namr0, tb^t it mpgbt cicpjcffc 
tbc nntutc , pjppcttpe , anD life of 
tbctbpiige ♦ fojtbcttoiitbcoS 
nmpiia^ names cs fuebe.os tbc 
Dci(ipclf\on:apiic latocs tcllpfpe, 
tbat tbc fcirc names ate confonfic 
to tbe tba]i2C0,nnb manifcft ftgne 
ficntioas ot tbein.i'vlberfojc an a^ 
gumcntoftbe names of tbmgca 
amonges cpuptics aiiD latoparg. 
15 oi gtcatc \^t^{[\}U • 2!s be reu? 



VVOMAK KYKDtJ J"? 

toJtttcti of |53bal. after \)ii naind 
isafoIe.anD foIpQjcncB <fl to«& 
l)tm. Of tWs panic tn bps <£p(* 
mc to lift ll??b?ctoC0. putpofpngc „^j,^ , 
ton)ctoetl)ecj;ccIlmr}>ofCf);pflc 
ijfctf) i:l)ts ctsumcnt.fnpfngrtOac 
l)C<smuDeas niocl? mojccrcrilce 
djantt3eaung£ls.ag OcSjnt!) cn^c 
Eltcd a name nio?c «tcUcntc tijnti 
t!jrp. '^no <» an otijcc place , (SoD. 
Ijat!) cn>uen fim s nainc,tl)c to! ifc phnj,; 
c^e 10 abouc al «anjcs,tl)at in tUc 
name of lefii. cuctp hncc n)u!l 
b&mbotl) oftljpngcaiii Ijcauciv 
cf tllpiigco bpoH. eacti) ft of tbpn=< 
gcs Dnwf tlKcactl). if tittlKcCtf)iS 
tftpngc to appjotie J tijecc is na 
feal drengtbc of laUies, compic=> 
i)cnDcD £«■:? contc^'iicDn; tl;c bon* 
DCS of too?iu'&,ti» figntficatiotiiof 
tuojbcs.tn con&ittons anb bcniioi» 
acattons, in conmttonB annctcb. 



fttit) fucVe otijec bpnoes oH ^ptpui 
mions , ano fjtgljcpopmcs . ano 
tptlc0 of t\)t fatoe , as m t\)c fssne 
tptles.ano otI;cc ipSe.a man ma? 
petrcpue.jro? foo toe mabe Wiu* 
nuiucmiDtcafoiis in t\}e latocof 
tl)c niterp;ctatton of tbc name, al 
10 of tbe fltcnstJ; of tbc toojo anD 
i)or8ble.il?ojeouct,oftl)c (mec- 
p;etatton of t(jcnamc,anD alfo of 
tl)c DjTpniJtion , nnD compofjtion 
(inD o;Dcc of tl;c toojDe.f o? tbc 
latocBtOepm ftlfcsDo QU))tUelpe 
(inDIDacpdpconfpDfttljcrignifis, 
cations of t^e name© , tijat of tij? 
tOcpmj'sljtc fomc ttjynge uuct- 
PKtate, 

C^iro Crp2fanar:nirt{ictij?3[;e* 
b)C6 acguctb.tftat t/;c fp;ae man, 
Adam, rccfpticD Ops nnmc of Uje 
utt.piincppal partes of tije too;ID, 
({?at (5, CalJ, lucaR, j!2o;t!i, cntj 



Dotije tjcpouno tlje fame name, a^ 
dmMtmtz m]) tons maDc Bellj^ 
alt[)otig!je facl;e crpofition Dotbc 
Dpffec from tin tCciDttton anD tea=^ 
cbpng of SS^ofe0, fens anions i\)Z 
J5cb;eta)e0 it is not to;pttcn toitb 
f oure but tortf;. lii. Icttecs^vet fo? 
al! cbat, i\}x^ erpofttion m fo Ijolp 
a man is not to be Dprp;apfcD> fo; 
as mocl)e as Ije teas not lenicD iti 
toe ir)eb;etoe tongue , tl;e tofjicbc 
yytxvt manp fapnaes anD ejcpofp^ 
tours of boipe fcrppture, to t(;cp; 
fmall blame ftnetee not. ffi-ut if 3 
can not Uaue Ii^fce Icaue ano Ii bee 
tpefo;tbep3apfeof toomanfjeeD, 
after mp mpnDe anD lugementjto. 
bfe Ipke efpmologce anD Declara- 
tion of tfjie lMo;D aiiD name of luc, 
tt tijc leaflc lette me be fuffcrcb to 
Tpcalje tfjis one tfjpngc out of ;tbc 



V KOUrtXtlE OF 

ntia(cdU Decrees, and agreeable 
feplics of c^r CabaliRis, tl)t bctp 
name of atuoman to batie mo?e 
nSinim\x)itl)tl)Q inciTnbleanpm 
cnattable nameof tbeDlume i>cu 

toeC aIinp8lKpe,calleD Terragi-am:i 

inaton.rljat] il)c name of man , t!}e 
tobicl^c toitfj tl)e name of goD,ncu 
t\}£t m lettcrg no? m figuce,no? in 
nombjeDotfjagre^t ^ 
C ^tic notoe toe topll leauetbefc 
rl)pn5C0,fojtl}ep be rebDeoffeto, 
anDof.fctocc tonbcrftanbe? tl}tp 
tequp?e alongci; pjoccfTetban is^ 
mctetobefpoben til\}zt€,'^ntl)Z^ 
ineanefcafon , toe tuol fcrcbc oute 
cI>eci:cellcnc(eoetoomatibecD,not 
0i tbe name omip, but of tbe berp 
tl>pn8cs,buctlc0,anD mcttteg, 
«Ebctfo? let \)z (M t^2p fa?; fetc& 
tbefcripturcs an& takpnge once 
c5counDeatt^?fp;8eaedtio«, icj 



WOMAN: %YnVtl i'^ 

fcsDifputc anD tcafon, iDfjat 0<j?i 
mtietooman obtcpncDaboucmS, 
to^annc ©c tons fp;ftc maoc» 'xcc 
fenotoc , tijat tol^atfo euec goD al- 
mpgtftr maoe^Do cljtcfelp oiffccre 
ill tfjts point,tbat mtm of t^em 
CjuIDabpocanD tcmapn fo; cucc 
mo?e incojtttptible ^inD toiti;outc 
putnfacttQn,anO ccctamc ffiulD 
be fubieccc bnto co;ruption , mu^ 
tubiUm aiiD cbangcSiuD in ttca^ 
tvnzt tbofc rfjjnigcs , goo pjoce^ 
DcD fo^tDacDe, after tl)p^ o;:|)cc fje 
ftegaane nt rlje rno;c noble ano ct 
ctllmtt of one thpnge, ano tn\}i:t:) 
m fbe molt noble of an otbcc*anD 
tljus be crcatcD i!!]co;tupttblc an- 
gels ano foulcs : fo; fo Dot!) faint 
JUnguflpne Dtfpntc s tcafon , tbat au^. %, 
tbefonlesof our fp;(lc parcntc0i,Gcn.ii.7. 
tuere cceateD tortb aitgcliJ , before 
t|!e bQDpes Uiccc mm ♦ jf tirt^cijii 

riiojc 



.KOBllfTXE or * 

mo?e be cteatcD tncojruptrblebO'^' 
tit&fis t&c bcuJ0,t^e Gccrss ano ' 
tbe cIcmcRtc0 {nco?cup«bIe , but" 
fubtccte to Dpucts mutations : of 
cbe to^f cl)c Ije maDc al otbcc t\)in^ 
gcst^atbc fubiecteinto cojtup* 
tion*fronitI)emojc bplsc bpfc^ 
ucrall Dcgtces at:D ojbecs of Dig^ 
mtte^asapnc afccnDpngc ano g^^ 
ingc top bnto tbepcrfcctlon of tfje 
boIctoo;lD^f itile be inaDe nilnc^ 
talfi : tbanne tfjpngcs "besetable 
plentcs anb tceciscafter t^at tbin^ 
ges lpu(n5es,tban b?ute beaflesj, 
foine cceppngcrome f tDpmm?ng, 
foirie Repngc ♦ jfpnallp be etc atso 
ttDCi creatures; Ip&e to Ijpin fehV 
fp;ll t\)c male,anb Ian tbe female: 
tn iDt)(c!;efemal[e, tlje ImtnB^ tbe 
crti)e,anDal tbe gooDip o;nameuc 
of rbe fame, toere perfepfeD ana 
f cjllp ftntqjeo Jo; tl!)e ma'aec com- 



fitjmge w clje creatton of toomam 
rcfte^atljsCjBg^aupnge bcfoje 
pis ^anDcs notft^nge mo;e Ijono^ 
table to be maDe^ano in bcc al tbc 
bifeDcmcanDpobecoftbe rtia< 
to? came to concIuQon ano enDc: 
ttttt tbc tubtcb tbcit ran no ccea^ 
tntc be founD o? imaguub^Cbati 
fcing a iDomau is tbc lad of ctca* 
tnuQ\ tl)t full cnbc,moae perfect 
ofallgoDOIstoojUcs.anDof t\)t 
fametb^becppecfectionrtobotooil 
^enp a toonian to be tbc moft tooj 
tbP 9 mofle ejccellent of all cccatu^ 
lest-bitboutbbomHccptoo^lD, , 
notoe bepngc fpntffieD , anb in all 
tbpngcs moftepccfcctelp accom? 
plpfCbeD,Q)ulbebatie bcnbnpcr^ 
fecte,tlje tobicbe couDc none otbec 
fejpfe be pecfptct), tbonne toitb tbe 
rnooftcpetfectefl of alcreaturc0^ 
toi it \^m agepntt leafon and a 



tbpngc, Snfemel j> to cl)?nfe(, t\)tii 
god tooID f tniO) fc grtt a toojfte iif 
an? bnpecfectt^mgiSutbrcaufc 
tI)C 1DD?ID tt fclfe, as tl)e abfolute; 
l)o!c,anD motl pctf cct cp;cle ^ ton^ 
cr^arcD of goD , tl)t fame cp;clc 
nrnd ncDCB be cnDcD in tl;at Ipttcl 
pane, tDbtcl}c mpgbi^e couple aim 
loj'Ue MtWitftlft tin fpjGe ot 
alltl^pnges tottb t(;c laRe of all 
tbpnges toitb one fenotte ♦ S)o 9 
tDon]an,tobsnne tbetoo?lDetoas 
innbCjiDas tbc lade tn Cpme , ant? 
Ifiile maoe : anD tbe fame tuomarj 
pattlp tn aucto?ptp,but cbcfclp ni 
iigmtie,toa5 tbe fp;fl of all tbin^ 
ces .concepueD in tbe mpnue of 
goti as (t 10 lD;ptten of bcf bp H)i 
p;op^cte:Bef o;e (be beuens tocte 
maiDe,goDDpDcbofeber,anD i?e 
cbofe her , befo?e all btbec ctcatn^ 
fiSfS'O} (l;(0 (0 a common ccni 
. * clurioti 



WOMAN k!tnd:«4 :?^« 
c!«non among pf)ilafopbefs((f 3 
inapc t}fe t!3epj tDojlie0)(5rije enDe Anft.vij 
eltoapismtijefpjftcntctton.anD dc nicuu 
intbcDcaetst^elaflc.&oatDOs 
man teas tfeelatte toopUeof qod, 
(o?m£O<ntotfj?0tDO?ID asquenc 
o£ tht feme, mto f)cc p^cpateD pa« 
lai^se, gacnpQ)eD toiti) all plcafa^ 
^€0 pleiupfullp • r3:f)ccfo;c cucrpe 
cceatucctoojc^dplouctfjteucrcn^ 
cet!)S fccacflj^ct» anDtoo?tIjpIp 
j0rub(cct,anD obepctb tnto l^cr, 
te&ic^ is of el creatures tljcabfoa 
lute qucne,enDe, pcrf eccson,6^ gla 
tp tjp al&ap0 nuD meanes* wijcc 
fore tbe topfe man faptbe^'VS'ljo fo japi.^ 
^at!) e^t^ fei^^ !;im,rciQpfet!?,anD 
in ^arre comenDeti^ tfje gcntil m^ 
tare of tooman^pexint) tt)t lojD of 
all tijpnges Ijpm felfe louetl; l}cr* 
€L^P rcafon of t^e plac^ nlfo, in 
to^'ic^et^c fcommi toils crcareo. 



liotoij farce Q)t pafTetfjiriftrttrt )!i^ 
btem(rc,^oIp tD^pcteDot^tbitficflfd 
Snt'Ci tos moollc plmttiMlpufof 
tol)m tf)g ittbmrmfeas msoetrt 
pacaDpfe , a place -mooRenobW 
anD pUafamiCjattonge j::m|ji^Ii 
Ics : 11)0 man teas itaDe Litliout^ 
l^atcDpfc, in t^c Hjpelbeijpelbta^ 
mongcbj«tebcaRcs.S'ftcsi^ac&, 
to r^iintcnt, tijattjonian fflalb be 
tttatcDM toris ti^iagat ftitD 0a* 
rabpfc • ainb t[)::tf 6j j cljs tDbniani 
cnDotoeD toiti) tf)C peciUpac e'pRe 
of i^iamrcas fl/e^iscn acculio» 
tricD to be in t'gc i;?8i)c(l place off 
l)cc crcattOjtljou'g;; Q)e Io!i;e bbtoii 
toacb from ncuei: fo lHil)ii placed 
pet (ficirspt^ec fauiCtt) no? fclcttt 
anp tobithng oj ftoimmms in Ijei 
ljccb,nc t^ec elcs bafpl notMtz as 
tt id toontG to cljauncfi to mem ■ 
i^lSmt^^tmitj lUt cljaiice a toa 
I . man 



YV O M AN KYNDli! -'^^'^ 

man to be m Iplie pcrpll of 0;oto- 
npngc tDitb a man.n;e tottljiont a^ 
npouttoarDc f;clpc, fujiuiimetl) a 
loftc longct tljnn rl)c mnn,lDl}tcOe 
fonctfpnUctlj, auD god; Doh)ne to 
tl)c bottom» 

C JUnD t!jntt!je Dpgnptie of tf;e 
p!accmaUc(t) moc^eto ttjcnobp* 
Iitieof niatme,t!}eciuiI!IalDcanD 
t^ixmninz conSifutiotiB Doplapn* 
Ip affjcmc, anD tf)e cuRomc of all 
natrons Dotfj ct^pcflp obferuc tins 
t^pngc, notoRc!rinmcn,butah 
fo m ctbcc beadrs, vca ano in tljc 
£i!imattonoftIjpn3CBf;ntipn5no 
Ipfc : f 0? tbc mo;e U)o;tI;pc plar r, 
ti^at anp t!)tng ts bo;n o: b;ou8bt 
bptn,tbemo;cnoblcitr6iuD5cD» 
noobecfojc 3iraac coninianDcD bi? 
fonnc Jacob, tbat bcn)otilDe not 
taUeatupfcof tbcIanDcof €nna 
an.butof £^cfcpccamtc iu^p- 
:© tia, 



I 

NOBItlTIE or 

Jrta»bepngeof bcttec cft?m8(fon> 
SnDt)ntotbt5> is not mocijcbn* 

Ipbe,tDl)icl]C 10 fpofeen in tl)e gbf* 
pell oe 3IoUn, tDljetc pijiUp fatD j. 
wcljauefounoc 2^fu0ti)cronne 
of 3IofepI) of i;^a5aret[j* SnD iria 
ttjanael faiD to fjpm : v^\m gooD 
can come outc of B^^^tttl) tBut 
noU> let b0 fpeUe of otf)ec mntter0 
<J[iBtoomanDctI)pa(re anmuui; 
tl)c mntcrxall fnbftancc of i)tt cce^ 
ation. jfo? Oje tras not maoc of (i 
up creature toantjmg Ipfe 3 foule, 
0} of tl;e loplc clap oj Dp?te, a0 tije 
tnan toas, but of a niattf c purifi- 
cD ano Ipuelp, Ijaupnsa reafona? 
blc foulc,anD a goDlp miuDc* fw 
tb^rmojc.goD maDc mannc of tlje 
errbc it)[)ict}e natural!? b;:pngct& 
fo?tIjc all bpuDcs of bcaflc0 anD 
Ipucip crcaruics, bp tl)t U)o;fenig 
tositljcr of tijc fjcu»: nip iafUicnce;^ 

but 



tilt fl)c toDman,nfao(ie al Ijcmnlp' 
tnflucncc niiD p?omptnc£? of m-- 
tuce, atiD to£t!)Oi!t anp otbcc opev 
r^tioti ^ potDCC , u>ni{ oitcl^^ maDf/» 
of goD, full acDfafl anD pccfttc in 
all cijmg^s, tl^e man in tljc nicanc 
fcafon lorpnge one of l;is t pbbc^, 
of tl}c tol)ic!;e f^c teas inaDc, tf)ac 
(6 to fap,Euc of Adam flcping^rinD 
tl;nt fo foiiiiDlp, tbat I;c cotiiD not 
fcIeljisifobeplncIieDavnnjn J'nD 
cl)us,inaii is tl)e teo;I>c of nature, 
nnOiuomanne t!)clt)o;^cof c;dD* 
SBnD tf}ccfo2c t!)e boman ts inrinp ' 
tpmes mo;c apt aiiD met? tfjcii i\]?» • 
man, to tcccjnic the l^mcnlp (njl^c ' 

iipn^cD ti)ctb!t!):l5:J:-'CTjc t&rnc; t^ 
eafptobcfcnc, bplnrcIcnlpuuTc, 
^marncp!Dt!s fatrcUcafU:'?* jfo;' 
fepng tbat bc<u!iic it felf c (g nniic • 
otI;cc tl^png, but tl^e dm t\:ig[;t^ • 



N O B 1 1 1 T I E or. 

nesoC QoDDe^ttrascnatutallpe 
fctte tn t^tngc0, rpgfjt fapjc Q)p^ 
npncetntfic bcautifull boDics of 
cwatuccs::^c tljccf oje fjatl; djofm 
toomcn bcfojc men,to be far mo;z 
enDotoeD, anDmoaeabunDamlp 
tepkniQjtb tijcctoitb* Cljc pjop;c 
boDp of a tocman m rpgbt atiD f c^ 
Iriige, (smoficDcUcatca^DpIca- 
fam:fJcclilc^)c fofte atiDtcnDec: 
hcc colom; fatce atiD clcccrbct fhtti 
tofteatiDltpfee^bcnfjeaD comeipe» 
and Dcckca toitb Oeacefoftc!p!^e 
fplhc. long, aiiD n)pnpng IpUe tljc 
golDc top;ic:bcc comucnainice fo- 
bjc : Ijcr lolic anD cf;crc mecpc anD 
plcafaun t : bee face mofte fap;e of 
nil creatuircs, bee necbetobuc as 
mtIUc:bcc fo;bcD large anD b<sb : 
bctciestollpng aiiDnjpningiiaC 
cctfiall, berpe atnpable glatifomc 
Bnostatiousrljecb^otoes abotie 



WOMAN KYNDK, >'' 

tlftmMl fette f ogptfjct tn p;^p;f 
tUvn circles, totti) a comclp plapni 
ncffcOeutocD cquallp toit^ a fcate 
Didauncc, bcttocnc tl)c toljlc!?, ouc 
of tl)t m iDDclUjCtfccnDetl) rbc nofc 
C!rarg!)tcanDtrcattfc:bnbcc tl}c 
teS)!cb IS bet ttiDDp niourljc, tc-itl; 
foft anD tenDcr Ipppcs, fal p?o pjc 
lpp;opojc(oncD: toitljinf!)cte!)t< 
c!)C,tol;an fl)c fniplct!), l)cr tcctfi 
Do (I)pnc fo;t(}c, bctngc but Ipttell 
ones. aiiDTcttc (ncgall o?Dcr,as 
tDljitc as tl)c puo;p, atiD not fa ma 
npmnumbjcas a manl;atl^ fo; 
Ojc IS not!;cc gtcattc cater, br tar, 
no; gnahjcc : JCnD rounDc abnutc 
tl;cin tpfc )3p fjcr labes, ^ cbcUes» 
tD(tl)tenDcc roftacs,as ruD.^p as 
tofc, anD rcpIcnpfDcD tout) Qj 3m« 
faftncs : bee clmmc roiuror, \oit\) 
n P?ctp ppt tijcnn . tuinDcc tluii fljc 
fjatl; a TmaU nccUcfomiiiljit lomj 
J5MiU cna 



RoBtLiTii or 
ant) fttcrgfjtc uprj'sljtfcome l)tt 
roiinDc fl|ti!Dcr0 , Uiitl) a Dclpcatei 
iDcfanDc, iDl)ptc!p, atiDmcanlpc 
tijjclic atiD biggc : tct* bopcc fnial 
nnD (l};plli: : fjcc fpccljc loluc anl> 
rtuctc : i)ct bjcaftc t);ioDc auD tocU 
fctteoiir, cIotfjcDteuIjcticnllca)^ 
ano i)nxD\m of f;ct: pappeo, tol)t:« 
cl)c arc routiD aiiD tucn ac Ijcc be;* 
Ip ifi : l;cr TpDcs ate foftc anD tc\u 
Dcr:l;cc bacUc plopn aiiD flrcpgl^t 
f;cc amies long aiiD f ul ; Ijct Ijau;» 
DCS tDl)ite aiiD fofte, to(tl) fingers 
longe anD fmall, (IretcljcD fo?tl) a 
lenijtlj from t!]c lopiiteg, anD p;o^ 
p;ei.p [a nnD bnpttc to guIjcnUec 
i;pppes* tl;pe0, anDlcggeSjtucU 
b;nUjncD fica)p anD full : tjcc fm- 
nets cni^ts anD toos ate p?opjc 5 
founDf, Ipbc a I^ttel aide, anD al 
iUc partes offjer DoDp toelJ futni^ 
fJjiDtoitij Ijumour* Sl^oje ouer. 



VVOMAK KYNDSr >'' 

f}Ct pace ntiD going 10 tigf;t rtrrift. 
I? : h^t moupngc Ijoncft ; bet po?6 
anDcljcrc bcrpcomcnoablcNinD 
in tlje o?Dcc of nl tbe boDr,in Q)ap 
f igtitc p?opo?tton nnD Difpofitioiii 
tibomtilotbct n)ci6fatrctt)Cfai 
tea cccaturc*3;u a! tijc Ijole [jcapc 
of crcarutcg, tijcre 10 noo tbpngc 
fotoonDcrfulItofce, nc noo mica 
etc fo matunploiifc to l;cI)olDc.3iti 
fo mocljc, tljat t!) etc (0 no man,c)L^ 
ccptc f)cbc ilaihc bIpnDc, but be 
fluape fee, tbnt goD l^pin fclfe con^ 
icRcD r.tiD t>tTtiKD to(iH\nt in Uid 
man, bbat fo etjcc njae beautiful 
ina[lt!jfcbollcUio;lDw-:lubifbcau:j 
fctb cr^rcp citacuic to be aftonpcD 
auD amafcD at fccr: j'ca anD nmnp 
iwapcj? tl;Cj' loucn auD iDo^fijpppc 
Ijcrnn fo miocIi tbat tec icit cl/aiicc 
of cc tpnics, tbat tlic boDi!co fpici^ . 
tcs a.uD Duicl3 aic ai'Dcntlp taUcii 



.^NOBltlTIE or 

anBtaupQKDtottl) t!)cbeaitttcof 
toomcn, out of al mcafutc : fej^tcti 
opinion (s not falfc, but tbe trut!j 
bpmanp crpctpcnccs isnotablpc 
fenotucn . 3SnD to paffcoii^rtl^ofc 
tl?pn|jcs,tl;at tbc poctcs i)niic left 
tob&mU);ptpngc, of tbclotic of 
H)t goDDcs, anD of tlim loucts ^ 
concubines, tiB of 2tpoUo, 33apf)- 
iK6,ii!icptunus, 5a>almonea,i)ec^ 
culcs» l)cbc, 9ioIc, £Dn]pljalc,an& 
of tbc orbec goDDis louecs.pc anD 
inanp of 5!upitets bim fclf : mm 
gpf tc of bcautc fo Dfnmc, fo belo:« 
ucD of goD anD man, bolpe to;ptti5 
tn manp places botb bpgblp com» 
mcnoc ant) p;apfe, abouc al otbcu 
gpfies ano qualities» fo; it is reo 
inCScncfts, €:battbecl)plD;cn of 
goD^fcingc t\)c oaugbtcrs o f men 
ebattbep tDccefaice,DiD cbofcano 
tolvc bnto ttjcpm Vo^iitSy fucl;e ais 



WOMAN KYNDE* 553 

tljepUhcD. TOcreDcalfoof fi)a/ 
ta, tljctopfe of Sb;ial)ani, tijnt fi)t ^*"-"* 
toas lfap;e,pca tijc fatrcft of al too 
imnoiubecctlje* ^ootoljantbc 
fsmant of Sbjaljam, baD fcne l^e ^*" *♦• 
l)ccca,a maiDc of crccllct bcauepc, 
ftefaiD feccetlpto fjpmfelfe,€I)i5 
Its Q)c,Id!)ic1)c qdd 6atl) pjcparcD 
fo?3!faacti;e fonncof aib;aljatm 
SiiO SibigatI, tljtc topfc of tbc luic^ 
beD f bucic i^abiall, teas pjiiDentc 
topfe; ano fap;e : toljcrbp Q)c fa ticD 
rbc life ano gooDcs of bet btitbaD 
fronitbc fucpcof Upngc ©auiD* i^R^g ir 
atiD tl)c V fell man tDas faiicD bp 
tbe fap;c boman, fo? JDauiD i apo 
to l)U H)ck too;iDC0 : ©o pcafablp 
into tljp l)oafe : loo, 31 banc barDc 
tbp bopccanD bonourcD t\)p face, 
fo; fcpngc tbat all bcautic is, cp^ 
tijttfpititmlU bocal, o? co;pi5;al. 
SUbtgail teas all fap;c, m p;tiDcn- 
25.b* cpoP 



HOiBXLlTIK OF 

cpof rpirite, in cloqufcc of (\)ec&.' 
anD benutic of boDp : i«l)(cl)ccau< 
fcD 53am0>a f tec tl;c Dctljc of il^a^ 
ball^cc bufbatiDc, totaUebcrto 
bts topfc* 2!nD2Sntbraba, ions a 
tDomanncof focrcellcnt bcautte, 
tbat JDatUD, bcinsc ratuOjcD anti 
taUcn toilb bcc loacaftcc ib,t Dctf) 
ofbecbtifbanD.craltiDbccabouc 
all otlicc, to be bis topfc 5 qtieene* 
3lfo :ilbifas, a SDunanutcbp tea 
fon fi)c teas a umpDcn moft f aire, 
iwas cbofcn out, to Ipc tDitb bpng 
jDauiD, tuannge bcrp olDs, to re- 
fiojc bis natucall bete* 'i:obecfo?o 
tbc ngcD Upuscs topll tons, bis'^^ 
Ip to aDuance bee in bonouc SiuD 
alfo aftcc tbe betbe of tbis mtgb- 
tpi^V^nc, fbetoascntcrtcpncDas 
a quccne.Uie ceDc of , tbe ciecellent 
beatitie of qucenc «Ltafli. anD alfo 
of l)cncr,iu!;(cl; MS pjcfccciD bc^ 



WOMAN 15. TNDK^' .^-^^ 

fd)t t!)c otl}cr, bpcaufc (Ije tuac^ 
moje gooDlpc atiDfapjc of face» 
OCpereDcof JuDitlj, luljofe fapjc* i"»' «•!*»♦ 
neffe goDfo moc^ccncccafeD,t1;at 
a!ltljatbe!)elDcf)cr,tDereti)onDcri 
f allp atnnfeD.HItiD fi[)ojtIp to fpcUc Dnn.i». 
luc CCD2 tl)at S^ufiinnatoas bc^ 
Ep Dclpcate QOODip anD bcauttfu!» 
vot i:eDs alfo, tl;at after lolis Dp:^ lob vir. in 
iiccc tcmptatioi!0,t3cratious,anD ^*"^* 
Qccuoiifi ttoublcf) finpClKD, bcfp- 
Deo nil otI)Cf tljpugcg, U)i)tc[)r l)i3 
grct pacicnccDcfcnicD, goo Cuisc 
Dnto l;j?ai tb^cc DaugiKcrc fr^p^cc 
tbaa I'oe t!?;cc Cliantcs, rca tljccc 
iDCCC fount) no VjI}cic fo t'a;^jc \\)0^ 
mnn Jbl3o;couer,\:Dnnai)cccDc 
l)iiXo)iCv of I;o!j' Ui>;:g(n5, Doubt:^ 
Ic0 to oac rjrct Uionocr, Ijoiue fau, 
fjolDC bcniuj^'fii II tiKp tecrc aboiic 
al otbcc ttjc clji[D;c of men, tobofc 
lauDc anD p;nple tljc catljolpUc 

c!;urc)jc 



MOBILITIE or 

rbutcbeootbefolcmpnclp fpnge: 
butfprannptbcpjapfeof t\)ctm^ 
maculate anD bnoefilco pjinciflTc, 
tijc motl;ct of goD,tI;e btcgiiz a?a 
tie : tobofe fap;c bcauttc tl;e fonne 
anDmoonctDoDccae. fcomtDljofc 
inonc fapje bifagc, fo great ciccc* 
ncuof beaut<e,tDitIjcl)aamean& 
W^ncB DpD (I)pne,tI?ataItf)ous^ 
(Ije inoticD tbe mptiDcs, anD Iphe^ 
topfe tbe cies of all men, pet foj al 
tbat>no mo;tall man at anp tpme, 
teas allureD o; inticti) bp l)zt btw 
ere.onestotbpnacampffe* 
C^^Oofe tbpnges (all ebougljc 
fome tDfjat at lcnst[;e) 31 baue te^: 
berfeb bntopou, anotbatalmoft 
tbeberpfclfc fametoo^Deg out of 
bolp fcrt'pturc, toljerc mention of 
beantte is fo ofte mnDe : to tfje in^ 
tmt be CiulDe plapnelp percepuc, 
tf>attl;ebeautieof toomen 10 not- 

onclp 



WOMAN KTNDI* }}^ ■ 

onclp among men,but alfo of goD 
Ijpgljlp eftcmcD anD fjonoutcD* 

tutctDC Iphe topfc tcDc, tOatgoD 
ccmmnnDcD all tbc men, anD men 
cIjilDjen, to be Oapnerbut tljz fatrc 
toomcntobcfaucD» 3!ntlKboobc dcumi. 
of JDcutcconomp ittoaspecmpt:» 
tcD to tlic cbpID jcn of IfcacII^ccbe 
tocbofcbpma fap;etoomanneto 
topfcof t^ofc tljat inerc taUcn pjp 
fences, 

CESinD bcfpbes tW toounbctf uU 
beautte, tooman 10 cnDotocD toitl) 
acertainctJigntneanD iDo^tbmeiJ 
of boneRie, W/icbct6notgpiien 
to man : f 0? tbc beate of bcc bcnD 
bnsetbbotonefoolotoc, tbatps 
tepll concc anD bpbc a!l tbc p?pup 
partes of bet boDp ♦ jf artbcc, it is 
not ncDef nil f 0? a tooman,to ban* 
tk tbcfc pactcjs of Ijcc boDp,m tbc 

loojUcs 



hyniU^ of Btitutt, fo!}icr)c mail 
cuftomaWp bfctl) toDoo^ jfmailp 
Mature {iat[;c fob tooniiDccfulIpc 
td?oug!jt fo; il?c coniclpncs of bd 
man. cijat fjcc pjttiic partes nc noc 
fo appatant as mancvbiic U t m a 
place mo;efccttteI}n SlnDiiatucc 
l;at!7gpurn moje HjamfaHncsto 
tooman tljat) to man» %ol)crfo;!c i( 
l^atb ofte cf^anccD, tOat a teomaiv 
accuourclp DpfeafeD in fjec p;iine 
parcec> l^attj cljokn ratfjcc to bpc, 
ti)an to nbpDc tljc fp5l;t anD f^aiiD 
Jpngeof tliefurg^au, fobecuccD 
auD !;caIcD ♦ 3nD tl;i£5 n)anici<!(lc 
IjoneRjc ttjcp obfecuG anD hcpc, 
boti; m Dpcnge, atiD after tljep be ■ 
CcaD : as ic appctcto bp tl)tm tljtit 
be D;oU)iKD. fo; as pUmc anO c;; ■ 
pGctcnceiDftncffca, a foomau Ip;» 
ctt; gcouelpiig tofjaii Qn is Dcabc^ 
bp tl;e fauour tijat iiattiie becctl^:? 

toljcs 



VV O M AN KYNDE. ^^ 

toljcrO)amcfaflc f)oncRie:bttta 
man (lu^nimrtl) ftpcpgl^tc on l}i^ 
batUc* jf artbcc, tl)z molt too?tE}pc 
pntrcof man, to!)ccbp bccijlcflj? 
Drfrccrc f com ot!;ct b?utc beaded, 
auD Doo repjcfcute t!je Dpumc na ^ 
tuccj IS tfjc I}caDc,anD in it cljicflp 
tbs coimtinauce* Cruelp a mang; 
l)caDeisDefo?meD btt!; balDnc0» 
miDcontcacp, a tDomanticbptI)c 
great pjpuilcgc of nature, (snot; 
baJD.S^ojcouci:, tl)t countmafic c 
nuD face of man is (bp t!;e bcarDc 
to bpm batcfuO fo oft Dcf jIcd auD 
f)pD toitl) fdttjp [|carc0,tJiatrcarfe 
from bjute bcaflcs be map be DiD 
cetneD, in tooman contrary toifc. 
tl;s face Dot^ altoap reniapn pure 
anDcomcIp* ^^bcrfojcitumsDe 
ccceD m tije lata of tijc^jcii» tables» 
fijnttoomen n)nlDnot fccapcnoj 
fljaue t^m c^cUco, leaacatanp. 

trmc 



NOBILXTIE OP 

tpme t^e beatDe Qjulb gtotoe otif, 
anD Ojamfaftcncs be f)pD» aifoo 
of tljeclcnnesanDpiinttcof too- 
man, tbis mape be to all mcntf^c 
mode eupDcnt acgumcntc ant) to^ 
bet?:Cbac a toomati ones toadjcD 
dene ouec, as ofte as fljc is toaf* 
©CD aftettoatfie in cleanetDStec, 
tl!)i3ttoatcc recepuctbnofporte of 
tinclenneire:butaman, bebcnc:i 
mt fo dene tDafCjcD, as ofte as be 
toaf^etbe agapne, tcoublctb anD 
fouletbtbetoatec, jfuttbcrmoje. 
iBature batb fo o^bepncD.tbat too 
turn auotb mpccnuous burnouts 
bp feccetepattes.cbat men auoiDc 
bp tbe face, ti)c molle toojtbp pare 
cifmannesbobp*3nDVDbere(t (s 
EiauntcD toriianaboue a!f otfjcc 
bcaftes to banc tliefaceanDcon:^ 
tinaunce lofepngc ijppe to bcucn : 
ii^atuceanofo^itmubaue p;oup;» 

OCD 



WOMAN KYNDE» ^5/ 

btD To toonDccIp fo? tooman. 8ttO 
QjetoeDfo gtcatfaiioj, tljatifflje 
c&aunce to fall, (l)c fclOome o? nc» 
ticc falletlj on I)cc IjcaD o? facc^ 
CS^ftall locouct patTctljepjcs 
fctcemenc of nature to tuoman a- 
bone nmn, m tl}c p;ocrcatton oE 
mnnl^pnDc ^ U;l)pcl]c thpngc i3 
tl}t8fi tiecp lucll pcrcc^ncD. jf o; ons 
Ip tljc tuomans fecDe (as \3)\nt\tU 
fen (Balen anD Jdulcen) 10 tljc mat 0,1,.,.^^ 
tet anD nounIl)ment of tljc cIjpiD, sparmare 
anDnottljc mans, toljicljeis but cv.i+.dcvr 
anacciDcnttotl/cfnbftance* dro; ;f;^J.X^ 
astbc latuefaptl), tlictjccattctt? Auidocr' 
cl)icfeft offpcc anDDuetpeof luo- Fcn.i.pn^ 
man» is to conccpac, anD to fane '"'• 
tbatis conccptifD» jfo^lDljicluo^ 
fiDecation Vjc fe Ucip manp to be 
IpUe tljep^moti^ers, bprefontbep 
be begotten of tbeic bIcuDDc: anD 
t&(slFfeeneg(s l^ecpoftiDcllpct^ 



KOBILITIE or 

«ruct)tntl)ep?opojtton anDnm* 
tipns of tl)ctcboDic0,buttti0nU 
toapcstntfjcicmnnctc.f o;tf tl;c 
motljcts be fooIpfI}c, tl)C cbplDjm 
pjoucfoolpfajeaUo* ^lf tbe mo^ 
e^cts be VDpfe, tl)c cbplb?cn (Ijall 
liiauc ;a fcnt tljctcof ♦ iSut contra* 
icpctopreit(6tntbcfatbcc0 ♦ foj 
itbougbctbcpbciDprc, pctmanpe 
irpmes tljcp gctte f olpdjr c!)tlD?eru 
euDfooIpfflje fatbcts gctte topfc 
icbpID^en, fo tbat tl)t motbcco be 
topfe ♦ SllnD tbccc is none otbcc re* 
fon, tob? niotbfcfi mo;etIjantbc 
fatbct0,n)ulD lottc rljcp;: cbilo^cii^ 
but tbat t^^z motbers pcrccpiic, 
tbae tbcp; cbplo^en banc, atiD foo 
ibcpbaiieinDcDc, intbcpm mo;e 
of tbcp; mothers fubnancc.tljaii 
of tbcpj fathers ♦ jro;tbJ5caufc, 
cbat3Ibaitc n)etocDpDu:31 fup:^ 
pofcitiiaturanp grafre lobs» to 



7.^-^^ 



bcmD?c6pnwanD loupngtoouc 
inotl)ccs,tl)nn to out fatljccs. 3!it 
fo mdcl), tW toe feme to loue out 
fatbecmcanelpj an&to loiieoucc 
motbec I)nttelpc ♦ 3tnD fo? tW 
caufe, jEiatatc l^atl^egptierthnto 
tpomcnj mtlU of fo gceat flccngt^ 
anb bccttie, tijattit not ouclp nou^ 
tifOjetbtnfmucs nut) babes, but 
aifoteaojct!) futbasacbrougbc 
lotoe by> fpcUnes, atiD is a fafficf^ 
cutefobbe, topjefecaetbclpfc of 
tbofe, tbat arc of pctfectc age- 
ais toe cetoc an eicainple in ^Ulc^ vai.iJ.r, 
c(u0 S@ai:(nuis,of a tamn rong "?•*• 
tooman, toljicbc toitb tbemplU of 
Decb^caftrs no^iQjcD Ijctmotbcc 
inpjiron, tbatotbcctoprcn)oiilDe 
l)aucfampra)eDfo?bun3cc4 l^o} 
t^e tobicbcptctifuUDcDcbcrmo- 
tber toas DeliucceD out of pjpfou. 
r.t)5bmotIjem bot^e a perpetual 



NOBILI'TIE 0> 

ipupngctDas gpuemainoof'tljat 
pjifon, tfjep maDe a Ccniple, anp 
callcD (t,Cfje temple of J^ttte* - 
C3t 10 toell I;notDen,t^ac f o? tl)c 
moje parte, a toomatt Ijatlj altoap 
mo;e pite atiD nieccp t^an a man» 
'ttD^tcbc t{)pi!(!;e SOrtftotle Dot!) at^ 
tcibutctoiDomaUpnD.asa tblng 
app?op?ieD tijctebnto ♦SCDbecfoje 
g)aIomon fartl) : vol)ttz as ts no 
tooman, tftccc tl)c fpcUe man toai^ 
lctl):cptl)cc bpcaufe, tljattnfec- 
upnge ano Uelppiigc tijc fichc, Qje 
IS full Diligent, o?cis bp ccnfon of 
bcr mecp cl)crc, (t)t is full comf o?^ 
tabic : 0? cis bpcatifc tl;at too:ras 
mpIUe 10 tbe cbicfc anD pjuicipall 
tcUcfc f o; fucb (10 be fcbic j tocUe, 
pcabcpngc b^oufjbte to Dcati}c0 
Doo?e,tbcp aretljccbp reftojcDa^ 
gepne bnto bcltiK* ?(!nD H)t pbifi- 
ticns rap : «Eljac tl;c tjeat of a too^ 

mans 



WOMAN KYNDE. -2^39 

mans bjeaftcs anD pappesjapoe, 
ano iopncD to tijc bjcaftis of fcbic, 
olDc men, confunieD aiyap bp age 
Rp^retl) l3p cncceafctb , aiiD totu^ 
fccuetb in tljtm Ipuclp Ijcntc* 
•i^bpcfic ti)png luas tocll KnotDm 
to JSauiD. tljatm bis olDcacge 
cbofetbcnmpben.aibifag^a S)u* 
namitciDttb bcc coltpngcs ? cHp^ 
pinges to bctc ^fecpc bim toatmc* 
ailfoiDoman iscatbccrcDpc miD 
nio?epjomptto tbcljolpoffpcc o£ 
g;cnci:ation,tIjan man,as it is tod 
ftnciDcn. 

(JLif «ctbcc it is atiionbccf ul mp- 
racic of irJatutctbat a luomaiinc 
b?eDpnge cbpIDc,fo;e loni^rna fo; 
tcbatbc eaten rahieficQjc, ralnc 
fpn)e, coles, et:tb,flonc0, mcttals, 
popfonSjri manp fucbc otbec Ipkc 
tbpnges, tobicl; tuitbout Ijur t Q)c 
DotI;Di3C(lc,con»ei:te,anDturnc 
€,iiu into 



/NOBILITIE OF 

into tljc l)oirome nuttimentc anD 
fubftancc of rljc boDp* l^oto great 
inpcacle0 ano mncuailcsitljai: na^ 
nice f)at!;c enDoiucD tooman toit&, 
fljal t)c fpnD,r!)at rcoetft timu^l)^ 
fp tbe ijplumes aiiD UoSes of pl)i 
iorop!)ec0 r.no plj(ftnonG:tDl)iclj8 
fo; |?;cfctic0 foe f;erc cuecpafle* 
Cii^^toJ'lctDg fpcabeof fpcfJje 
cnD langngc, M)ic\)z is tl)t gpftp 
of goD, fiiiDbj) U)(;tcI)coniJtljiiig 
^e pairc ano ave bcttec tijan all o^ 
tl}cc b;ute bcaRee : Cnfmcginug 
^mutim luDgctlj it to be of a£5 
Qccat p?rce, as mocb too;tf) , anD 
as tjooD a tbpngc, as imnio^tali:^ 
tic^^nD l)cnoDU0 namctfj ict!jc 
rbicfcft rrealuie of fl^anUpnDc^ 
SInDisnot a fooma better fpo&i, 
ir)o?c doqucnt. mo;e copious oiiD 
;)!eturfnn of tod;Dcs tfjan a man^f 
po not all foe, tijat bcmenj Utnc 

. fr?R 



fitC to fpefte of our tnotbccg^o? of 
oucnoucccst'Ctnelp nntureljcc 
fclfc, tl)c fojmct of tl)mge93rae;c- 
Ip pjoiUDpng f o; manUpuDc^gauc 
tbisijpftc totocmanUpiiDc, tl:mt 
fcatfe itianp place pc 0)^11 fpriDc 
aDiimmc toomanuc* 3[i0 it not 
ngf)tfi7(ccanD comcnoable, tliiat 
toamenn)UlOccji:ccI!c mcriintljat 
ef)tng,tn tof}icl)c tnct: cl)t$f Ip p affc 
nil otljcc bcalTcc; f }3tit from p^oi» 
pl)anc matttccfijcttc 1)6 tctoiitnc 
I)onic atjcm to bolp fcriptarc , ant> 
begpnne at tl)e l^crpc fouiuaptus: 
of oucceipgtoii. 

(T^TODc UuoU) furelp.tbftt goi3 blcC ./ 
feD man foj luomans fafec id!)(cI)C 
blcirpngetfjc DuUiDjrbpemantje- 
recucD not to Wk, tpll tfje Itioma 
iDas cccateD aiiD maDc.lDf)crbitl) 
Salomon in 1)10 piouecbesagtc pro. 
Ctlj: Wljo fofpuocti) a goot>hjo^ 
Calm uiaii 



KOBILITIE or 

matt, fpiiDctlj a 500D tbinse, anb 
tcccpuetbnnbolfoinc bcnefiec of 

tl;C lOjDC* XillD It IB lUJlttCn Ecclefi 

afiici* i5 ♦ iF)nppp 16 tljc man, tbac 
bailjc a Ijmuous topfc: jFo? tbe 
tiumbf r of Ijts pcrcs n;all be Dou^ 
l)Ie* ^inOnomanmap be compa- 
rcD to btm in Dignitcc,tbat foj bis 
toojcbrnes batbc a gooD toomnn. 
fo; ao (Ecclefianicus faptbc: 21 
gooD toomau isa Bpftc abouc all 
otbcr gpftes. anD tljcrfoie S>alo= 
mon lu bi0 pjoiicrbcs rallctb bcr, 
tbccrotonc of bee btifbanberanD 
}3aul> tbe glo;:ic of man. foj gIo= 
rie IS tiefmeD to be tbe acccinpIiO) 
uicntanD perfection of a tbmge, 
reRpng anb Deirt png in bi0 enbe: 
rbat is ro fap,\Dbcn nctbing mojc 
map be aDDcD,to encreaee 0; ameo 
tl]/? perfection tbcrcof • 31 toomnn 
tberfojc is tijc cnbe^pcrf ection.fe^ 

licttie. 



WOMAN KYNDI* 7^' 

«erne, bcnetitction. anD glo?pc of 
tljt man : anD as ?i!ugnani faptO: 
tl}t fp?(le foctcttc anD conipanp of 
manUpnDc m tljio mo?rall !pf c* 
wi)Ctfojc of ncccffitic cncrp man 
louctljljcc. lDl;omctD!;o foocucc 
iDpl not lone, bnt bate, is a ttran- 
gcc not onlp to all btnnanitic anD 
gcntplnclTc, bnt alio to all beitnc 
anD grace. ^SnD to fpcahc aga^nc 
of tbeCab!3ltfticallmrIlecies,3= ^,„,,7^ 
b?aam luajs blcflfcD of goD bp il)c 
tooman&aralji, anD talij^ngc tbc 
lettec l^ fro m tljc loomnne* name 
anD puttpngc it to tl)C tnans, ca!^ ^^^^^^^ 
leDl)pm2tbjabam. ailfotbcblcD ^,^s, 
fpngcof 3IacobtDas gotten bpm, 
t bp a tDoman, bis motbcr • Cberc 
^ be manp fucbc cramplci5 m bolpc 
^' ^cnpcute : bnt not to be n;eU)cD 
in tbis place* 
dL Chn6 blcfipnfl teas gpnen fo? 



NOBIIITIE or ■ 

tfjc toomatt, ano lato fo; tlje man: 

1 Cljclaloe 31 fnp, of angccanD of 
cwcf^nsc. jfojtofjp, tljeftuptcof 
tl)C ti.te teas fo;5pDDm to tl)e ma, 
bat not to tlje byomumWcl) bag 
tiottNncreateD. fo? goDtuolDc 
Ijct to be ftcftoin tfjc bespnntng. 
Cl3«fo;e tfjc maiine ftnneD in ea» 
t^'ngc, nottfjctDomnmC^cmati 
eaucbs Dcatlje.not tfjctoomain 
3'iiDall tocfpnncamJSOam, not 
itKEua.^BnDtoetobe o;j'8pnallc 
fpnncof o«tefat!jcttl;c inan.noc 
ofoucmotljcctfjctooniati. 2SnCi 
tijctfoje (l)c olDc latu commatiDcD 
all tbt inaleltj>nl)c tobecimimtU 
fco, but tfje females to KmaptK; 
tjncftciimcifcD.'tdat js to tottte, Ijc 
o;DcptieD tl)e o?tgiiiaIl ff nne to be 
piitipfBcD ouelp m tijat htnD.tefjt* 
clKlMD frcfpaffcD. jfuctf)etmo;c, 
Bootcbufeco nott&elDonjaii. fo; 

(bae 



WOMAN KYNDHi 

t!jatQ)ef?nD eate,but bimittOji 
gaite occarton of puellc intotljc 
mm, anD tljat DpD 0)c bntoarclp, 
iiupccDtbmo bpt^eojiicll. €^c 
man fensto tucll Oe DpD amifTcrbut 
t^c tooman being DecepneD, ccrcD 
igno?atIp* f o? Qjc toag fp?ft temp 
teo of c!)C Dpueil, U;!;oin i^e ktictoc 
to be inofte ercdlcnt of all mattj:» 
re0. SnD as 23ccnatDc faitb:djc 
Dpuclfjfcing b'^c toonDctful bcau^ 
tiCj aiiD pctcepupngc bee to be fu^ 
cbe one, as be b^it) luiotocn bcfo;e 
ill cbc goDip Ipgljt, tubicbc aboue 
all aungcls, fbouIDe cclopce luitb 
tbcfpccbcof goD ? conccpucDci^ 
upc onelp agcpnrt t\)t tocm an f o? 
\)tt ejcccllcncpc» \vl]ctfo;c Cb;irre 
bojne into tbis bo;!Dc nioft tjum- 
ble anD loluf, to tbcnbe be lucalDc 
tDitb bis great bnnuliteinahcfa^ 
ti0factionfoj tf;cfpnnc of p;y^s, 



NOBItlTIE OF 

f5mfttcD bp ouc fojfatljcnbe toUi 
l)pon Ijpni mauljoDc, as the mo,ie 
bumble auD lobcr UpnDe.an'o not 
toomanUpnDe, tbema;e{^pgljet?t 
noble* Jructl)etmo?e,brcaufe Idc 
toecc conDcmncD fo? tbcfpnne of 
tbe man , anD not of tl;e tooman. 
goD toolcie, tljat m tol^at Upn& tlje 
fpnne toas comnutteD.tn tht fame 
DbulDe be tl)e pticgatiou of fpnne : 
onD bp tlje fame U(nDe»tD!)icI)e 15- 
no?antIp toas DecepueD, toe fI)ulD 
alfo be reticngiD»€bcj:fo?e (t toas 
ra(Dbntotl)eferpcnt, tbattljetoo 
man, o? mo;e trulp,tl)e feoe of tbc 
tooman,n}oulDe bjeahe W UeaD, 
nnDnottbeman,noj tijc fecDeof 
tlje man* SinD petcljaunce, !;cceof 
«came. tbattUe ojDec of pjicfle^ 
IjoDeisof tfjecljuccljecatljccconi 
m(ttcD to tijc man> tija to tlje luo^ 
man, bpcaufe cuctpe pjiefte Dotlje 

rcpje- 



VV O M AN KYNDE. ^'' '-^ 

tep;icrent Ctjjtite, ano Cljjiactljc 
fpja man,tl)at ts to tottc, tfjcfpn^ 
necSlDanu Catl)t£( putpofclDC 
bnDcrnanDctl;C Canon, tljat bc^ 

gpnnCtl), Hcc iinago,toI)tCl)C fflirtli 

tijata toomantoasnotmaDcto^ 
rmageof goD, but to tl)i: fnvirli^ 
ttiDcoECl)?ifte*Yetfo?allt!)at31 
fap> tljat l)c bcjnigc tocrpc goD) 31 
fpeaUc of Cl)?il'tc (UjoID not be tl)c 
fonnc of man , but of a toonian, 
t[)ctul)icl)ebc fol)pg!)lpbono?cD, 
tbat of a toomannc onclp be toUe 
flctbeauDblouDOc. jrojonelpfo? 
tbe troman» Cl)?ilt U)as callcD tbe 
fonnc of man, anD not foj tbe ma, 
Q£,mm is tbat great mp?aclc,n t h»^*"»?»' 
tbc tobtcbc tbc p?opbetc fo mocbc 
mcruapleD : tijat a tuoman com:» 
pjcbenDcD manne,toban a titgiii 
concepucD manhpnoc, anCi bate 
Cljnfle in Ijccbobp^ 

3lfo 



NOBILITlfi OF 

from &et^ to Ipf c.appereB fttft bn 
to toomen.not to inc.stiD a ts not 
. inbnotoen,t^ataftci;tl;cDca(I)of 
CI)jt{lc, mm fell from the faptljc : 
bin <t teas neucrJiiiotoc, tljattoo 
men npprc anD fell from €i)}i(tm 
faptl) ant) rcltgron.fartfjec, tl;crc 
toaano petfcctittonof tl;c faj'tljc 
atanptpmcnoljerefi'cnoctcoiip 
In t!je fap(Ije,tl;at acofe atio ranie 
bp toonicn, bm by mmne. C0?j8c 
teas bougfjte nnbfoloe.actnffD^ 
conDemneD, fcourgcD. fjangcD on 
f fje Ccoflfe, anD at tl;c laO puttc to 
cctiellDcatOc onclpbp men. red, 
Ijctoas DenpeD off^fgofenc fSe* 
tec, fo;faUc of l^rg otfjer Dtfrtp!c0v 
ano onip acr ompanteD toapt e d b- 
pon anD folotoco of tuomcn bnto 
tl)t erode an& graiic . SCIfo ti^c bc;< 
t^ ippfc of i^pfutc, fill 5;etl)cn too* 

limn 



wo MAN KYNDeI ^''^ 

man. tocnt aboutc, ;anD laboutcft 
mojcto faiic 3!cfus tl)nn anp mS, 
}?ca anp of tijcfe mcn,t!jat beleucD 
inljpm» f uctljcrmojenlmoa tijc 
l;olc fcljoolcof DrnmcffafTcrmc^ 
rap, tijat x\)t i\)\Mt\)i DpD tban re^^ 
iiiafnc onl? luttt) !l)c luoman. djat 
10 to fapj tJ)itl) tiK btrgln ifl^arpc. 
anD tljctfoje tocmaiilunD is tDo;^ 
tIjpIpcalUD relpgpoug* Dctiotitc, 
anD boIiniSut pet if anp man l:ool 
Tap toitb Sciftotlc, tl)nt among al Arf^.d^ j 
beadcs anD Ipupng crcatutc0,tljc nim». 
male UpiiD <0 mo?c DaKat, (trong, 
tolfc^anD nol)!c:tLlnto l)jm,a mo;c 
cjccElUnt man, tl)c great Doctour, 
iljcI)oIpaponelfa(nt l^anlctooll i.cor.i. 
nnfiDccc anD fap : €:i)ofc tbpngcs 
cbat be f o!p((^c bcfo;c tbc toojIDc, 
goD batbe cbofcn, tbac l;c mpgbtc 
confounD^ U)!fc mcnnc \ ann tijofc 
tfjpngcgtljatbc fcblcanD tocoUc 

III 



N OBI LIT IE OF • 

in t&ts too?IDe, tje batbc cfjofe n to 

confounDe tbc nugOtp : gt tl^e btle 

aiiD DifplfeD before tbe IDO^ID goD 

batbcbofempcatitOofc tl?pnacs. 

lobicf) be noticing, 5 of no ceputa^ 

tion : tftat be mpgbt Dcflcop tbofc 

y tbttiges, iDbtcb be in p;ice {i inocl) 

^ fee bp . jFo? tobo nniongc men, Ux 

^"^*** all gpftes of nature anD of grace 

teas bigbcc tban ^Dani:' pet a tuo 

- ., manb;ougbtbimloU?»'x^ljioiDau 

ecX flcongcrtban^ampfotK 31do* 

Gcnej9. tnan ouercaine Im flcengtb.u^bo 

lDn0 moje cball tban HotlifTIi too^ 

manmaceDbpmtoinccfte* 9iX)bo 

a.Reg II ^^smo?e religions tban©auio 

j.Rcg.ii. 3! tDoman DiftucbcD bis bolpncs* 

'T^obo toasmo^ctopfec tbanSr-a^ 

lomon f a tooman DecepucD bpnn 

SOObo iDas mo?e paact tban Jlob* 

tobom tbe Dpuell ftrppr D out of al 

Ijis SooDes,t;pllcD all ^is f amilp, 

auD 



VVOMAN KYNDE* '^ 

ani>cbpiojen,anD ftlicD on;(0 boi 
tip full of bopIesanD roo?c0,ano' 
|)ctfo;all tljatf/C coulDcnotpjo^ 
uoUel)pm from tijc olDc fpmplict^ 
tic of Ijis nipnDe: but tUc fooman 
(ntpccD bpm (anD in tfjat C)c irafif • 
moiic bpgbec anD ccnftauiu tl^aii 
tbe Dpiicll) anD fo Ijcjccd l)pni,tljac . 
be curfeD goD* 2lnD if it mpgljt be 
IcfultomaUcanpcop&cifon toitli 
Cl;?i(tc, tobo is mod nipgbtrf ull 
6nD mode topfc, fo? be is tbc ctcc- 
nsillanD eucclaftpngc topfcDomc 
anDpotoerof goD : DpDDcbenot 
fuffec bpm fclfc to be cticcccnjc of ^'^^^»'»^ 
tijat poojebomanof CTbanann:' 
fapinge bpni fclfe, ^jt is not gooD 
£0 taUc tbc cbpl&eines b;eaDe,anD 
caflitto Dogger* ^be anflucrcD 
anD rapDc,Ccoutbe[o;Dc, ncucc 
tbeleffe, tbe DoggcG cate of tbc 
ccomines, tol;icbc fall fcomc tbeic 
3D mai3 



tnaftets tabic- iI5oto to^an Cfjjift 
petcepucD>tljat^ic coulDnotoues 
come^ertottl) tljat ceafonne , tji? 
blelTcDbec. fapcngc : ffieitbnto 
tbeastljouDefpjcii* --^ 

Cwbotoa6mo?ef)otte anofcr^ 
ttcnt in t\}z f aptl;c of €l);int.tWt 
ptm < a tDoman ninDc bpni, fo 
gtcatte a Sl^pnpftet of Co?y(ti0 
C^ucc^c,toDcnpeCf)?i(le* 
XcttetljcCanomftcs craftetobat 
tbcptoplle, tijat tijcp? Cbutcbe 
fan not cere, a teoman pope mo" 
feeD bee bp gooDlpc impoSiitc 
onDDeceprc. 

^ iSiic noluc fonic men fepll Cap, 
tbattbofe tbpntrcs rcDounDera^ 
i\)it to tbcDpfp^apfe tban p?apfc 
of iDomen^ainto toljonic tuonuti 
OallmaUc tbis aunfbcte:31f it 
tocce fo, rbat one of t)S ttoo, mutt 
neOcsIofeepcljersooDcs o? Ipfe, 

Jbatf 



yy OMAN kyndh; 2,4.^ 
3l6nl) leatiecto lofctljij, tljanfd" 
bcloftempfclfer:i?nD t^atbptlje 
cranipic of 3!m]Dcctms tfjc t!;r;D,- ? - 
iDt^jjcl^etna c^rtapncpiGIeuccce=t 
tall, to?(tcn bnto a caiDpnall aiiu 
baffatouc, fentft:onici^}cS)ccof 
IKomc, fapt!) : 3,f one of 05 tiuairt .(- . : 
mtiRc ncDC3 be corifoun^cD • 31 
fe)ciIDt:atlKCc!;ofctol?a«c tl;ccoti 
foanbcD. 

(i£ ^^ojeouer, it toss pjoupbfD 
b? tijc Cpuilc latocB, tbat tDomcii 
GU'5btIatofu!IpIoUctot(]ctrolDti - 

p;ofit, to ot!)ec mens l;inDccancc* 
SSnD in I)oIp tDjttjs not t\)c tniqni 
tie of a tooman pjapfcD mo;e t!;cti 
amanBtoclDonigfionotHarljcl 
p?ctfeD,lul)icl)f bp a p:opct flcigbc ^J[JJ J!^* 
RcceputD Ijcc fatl)cr fchpngc bnto 
f Dolst^'^^ac not UcLiecca lati^eb, 
lt)!)pcbebp crafcc gottci/crlDnne 
2;!acobtIjebIcirpn2of Ijis fatf^cce 



.NOBIl;ITXE: Of 

3nDaftcttoatD bppolptte caufc» 
bim to cfcape tljc angec of bis b?o 
tbccCbc ^atlotte Kaab occciuet» 
tbofe,tD&rsbe fougbte f o? tbe tct:* 
tbetsanb fptcsof ^ofucjanbtt 
bastmputeDbnto b«fo? tpgb- 
tuoufnss.jaljel tuent out to luetc 
^ifnr. anD fapoc tinto l)pm : S^p 
lojbe, tome into me, aino affepnc^ 
tDatcr,aje gatiebpmtoDjpnUeoi. 
itbebottellof mpIUc, anDcotteccD 
Ibpm, asl)c iapcneappngc, SinO 
tDljpIe ^tfatalape anb flcpte.me 
«ntceo tn pjluplp. fi fttaUe a naplc 
in !)ts Ijeab, anb (IttDc l)pin,tDl)tcf| 
bab put bts tcuBe tn Dec pjompfc 
anb fioclittc, to be fnucb. 2!nb m 
' tbts notable tiealon , tbe &crip* 
' tutc faitl):JSUft'cb ts laljcl amog 
toomcn.auD]i!aJ)el Qjalbe bieCTcD 
In Ijcc tabernacle. 
Cr iScbc tf;c ftojp of Itjbttij . 6n0 
/ . niatSe 



WOMAN KYNDX. \^^. 

(Har6e&cttDo;DfS tntoi^olofeti 

DerftatiDe x\)t too;Dcs of tftp batiD 
inapDc*fo?if r[;ou iDpItcfolotoc 
^Do aftcttIjcfcU3o;Dc0,t!jcIojDe 
fljallmafectljc perfite, anD C&alJ 
&;pngetbp matttecto p;ofpsrou0 
effects* J Q)all come anD QjctDc al 
ifjpngcs bnto tljc, fo t[;ae 3! Sjall 
kaDc t[;c tfjjoiigbc t^c mpDDes of 
JBiecufaUm, ano tl)ou fljalt ^auc 
aUt(?e people of 3Ifi:aclU Ipbcas 
Q)epEto«l)o«t a Ojcpeljeroe, aiiD 
ttotfoomoclieasone Doggefl)aU 
bathe agppnft t!?r^ f fij iljcfe tfein* 
gcsar fijc^ciiiuri^» iln'mUt-iw^i 
aiiD p;oinOcaf.T of gc^. ^?n^ tijt?s; 
bpfjerffatreriiiRflfieacoUcof r>{? 
lofecneG 5)cao,no ')clapan&Orpr, 
3iP3Spi>DU,\i^:;rtwti;pcftcDDe^;f.'^i;* 
fel!, fci)at crueller: Dccepcc^, Vr^i^at vio.\%. 
crafttJic tccfou cciuio be uiurnu Ot* 



aiol^ pet Ijolp Scripture bltKclifi 
p?aifett?,anD ejctollctl) l)ec,anD t^c 
infQuitc of tlje tooman ip ccputcO 
fatre better» tban a mans tod Da^ 
inge» iBiUtioteclctte bs rctoucne 
tox)ucpoarpofc* ; Mj 

C £itcl)e ei:ccllencp of fo ^apps^ 
aUpnDCof U)cmcn,tln5aIfomGp 
be to euecp man an argumct moft 
nitDcnf» tbat ti;c molt c.c cellcnr^oC 
all creattices, tlian to^pc!;Citcucfc 
toas,no; ncuec fljalbe a mojc too; 
tl)p,ji Jncanctl)cmott bScQrcDbitfc 
BPni313?acpc, bias conccpuc5h3it!^ 
outo;tgtnalifpnne: anDf^^^ns 
not mferiout to CIj?iBc,co acting 
fttsbumamtie* i^.'.^ 

(Si^lm is a flcongc argumcnfc 
ot 3riaot!c:<Df tobathjmDct^e 
bcflc IS nobler tijanne tljc facile of 
an otbcc lipnDe, tl;at UpnDe milRc 
neeDcs bt nobler tl;anne tl)c o^ 



WOMAN XVKOS. , 

tint S^aicnlyiK, tlittc acofe none 
greater, tljannc 3ioI)n2SajifiRc: 
butfjotoe farrc Doothe (l;e Ijolpjj 
tp?gpn txcdlc tiirm, tuljtcljc (^£^ 
eucrpe Cattjolplic man ImotoctW 
fca0CMlfcDabouc olltljc ojDcc£^ 
/if aun^ellcs * JLrhctDpfc & man 
map?: ^cafoimc* £)f toljat fcpnDc 
t!^etoo;^(!5 U)arfc t!;an fl)ctoo;ft 
of an mtlnt !;p;i}Dc,t!)at t .an^$ 15 
Ioti)cct»)aut{)cortKr* 
, jfiotoetocfenotoc,tI;atifjcnsdQ: 
tpcioufe anD tocj?nc of ^M ttcnit: 

Da0,tJ)ntbcttarDC[);?ft»ofU)i)oni 
€\?.}iac(aptl):Jt {jab bene gooD 
f tv tbat man, pf f)e bari not bene 
borne: 0? tobctl;cc anp ^ntccb^ift 
CjBl come I;craftcr,to.^trc t J;an be. 



NOBILITIE of/ . .. 

to!)gcl)e Q)all be enootDco todijsU 
tijc potoec of S^ntl)an ♦ Sl^ojeo^ 
«cc, l)oIp tojit Q)z)2)cti) manp^mcn 
to be conOcmneD toeueclaRpngo 
tiicii)cnt:b«t toe rctjc in no place, 
of anptoomanncfo conDcmneD* 
jract!;cr,a0a toitncfTetooucpuu 
pofc»tfjCi-eisa certapnc pjctoga^ 
tine 6pum to tbe b;iualle nature» 
Jro; t\)c qticcne of all btrDcs, aiiD 
tl)emoft noble, iptljcCsIe, tobi- 
f l;e IS altoap founo of tljt female 
.bpiiDe, anD not of tbe mnfculpnft 
.3Clfo tl)n5 is ciere, tbat tl;c fapjD of 
Cgppte.caltD Fanix,tobcrof djerc 
IS neucc but one at oones, i& a f e^ 
male* l3ut conttarp topfc, tfte ht^ 
pent Reguius, calleD alfo Bafilifcus 
the nioft peOilent of al bemmotis 
bcafics, is onlp marcu!me,of tobi 
cbe UpnDe it is not pofiTible to finD 
a female, jraDtfjfcttje ejccellencpc 

of 



vVoMArr KYNDE.V .J4<, 

of tl}iQ bpnD, tl)t i)titut ? ^vtott^ 
cp, IS bp tijefe argumcntr :• t..u^ u 
forts abuoantlp iiiougl) Bi*^!<;uc^ 
iJfo? tlje begpnnpngc of aU.j^ir.cI!e 
iominetl)bp men, i:nD not hp bo^ 
mcn,CcrtapnclptIjCfp;fi:niau3t! ^ 
pam.bolDcIp bjea&pugctliccom-^^"'-^- 
niaunDement of goo.bpD flju ; bp q^„^ ^ 
tl)e gatc0 of ijcauen.anD maiic b6 
all fubtcctes to fpnne an':^ Dt:v:hc . 
jro; al toe banc fpnncD (anD nuifi 
Dpe}fn 3DaFn,not m C5ua» wl^ofe 
fp?fte begotten fonnc oyencD bell 
sates; Sl^antoasfpjRenuious, 
fpjll a macDecer^fpjfte tbe fleiic of 
bis pacentes, tbc fp^ncojfpap^cc 
of tbe mctcp of goD:tbc f icd tt/iit ccne.j>. 
babbcttootopues, Xainecb : t^jc 
|p?l!c D;un[jaci5eii!iobe : tbc IpiQz 
tbatDifcoueccD tbefpltbpncire of gchckv 
Jji0fatber, ^obcs Tonne Cbam: 
Clje fpjft tp?an ano loolatei; Bcni= 
3S)*b* bjotlj: 



-C 



NOBILITIE OF^ 

* hiotl)it})z{pinc aDuoutctcr :m 
fp^flDcfonktot fttsbpnftoomcn; 
fll!?cualfc)fp?fl? mnBcconfcQera* 
epes toiti) fpnt)?0, anp tnuenteD 

Ccttapnc mcnne, tlje fonncS of 
3i^cob;fpjfl rotoe tbcp; otonc bjo:^ 
tI)ec3Iofcpii:}9bsrao, tijcCepp 
tian, fpjire ncbjccl)pltj?cit ♦ #ci? 
fp;llc fpnncD agcpnfte iI5atucc, 
, ^0 tDptnclTcn fe>oDonm ani) dPo^ 
tno;tn,djc teljpcljc fonUe foj tljc 
fpniips of mcraic.fominc tpmc bc^ 
pngc niott famoufcanD noble cp-^ 
ttcs . 'tt^e reDc tn cuccp pliicc, tijat 
nicnucfo; tf;cpjtaf®e toltiptu- 
oi^Xc plcafurc, IjQDOc ttoo iopiK0, 
niaypc topucs,jnojtip Icmwans: 
tbcj) tocic aDiioutercrc; anD fo;nt^ 
caiours*;©ftl)i0fo;tc,t{)atJjaDDt3 
manp topnc0, manp concubpnc0, 
toccc?lamec^,:iJb;a^am, 3^^o^« 



(Sfaii, 3Iofep{), Q^i^fciJv S)3nroii; 

inoti) i^Knu lilo\ry%\n, 2Gbta> Ca* 
IepSj,^SffuGc«£f, auD rurmmcrablc 
otfjcr,t!?c tol)!c!)c I'aB eaerp oottc, 
in3nt>topac0,ljariottc0,ai](D con» 
cu&tric0.Bo?iJsrnciccontcntc to 
macpc manp, to f t:!?u!l cIkp; ludc 
5 picafurc, but alio tncDlcD iitjicl) 
tl)ac niapDcns* 3r.'^ toe ccdc nor» 
t(;atanp UiDman(i;iccpt onl^^Sat 
fabca) toa£{ contcnicto Oaucanp 
inOibutaliDap oncOwfoanD* 0o), 
pi Qjail not fptiDCf tftat aiij>c too* 
litau iiianeD ttoo Oufbaocj^. if G)C 
baoac&Uoebpljccfpjft ^ufijanD. 
iS'ojtoomca mcleuncffe of lining 
nutJ cl^aflitif, ^urc f J4*c mo?c con* 
«ntttftau inctj:tl)i h?l)(c^ (as toe 
teDc) bpcaufc tiicp toetc baccpne, 
ljaueabacpiic/> ftox ripcngc to(tl> 
tljcp; ^uibanDc0i ? ?ja«c lj;oagJ?t 

iti 



.NOBILITIE OF 

ties, as §>ata, l^acljeI,anD tnanp 
otiia bnapt to gcncra((on,to!;(cl]j 
bjougljt in tbcir ftanDc mapDcns. 
tbat tUeic IjufbaiiDes mpgljtc get 
c^plojcn to ft!Cf£D2 t!)f 3ut toljat 
man 31 pjap pou.tDcre Ijc nciKt fo 
oIDc, colDc, baccp»>anD bnapt foj 
gcriecatio», toas tnn of fo grcate 
pttileo; mplD ftoniaUe totoatD Ijis 
iBpfc, tf)nt l)c toolDc (tibftitutc an 
otticc mamic in W place, to foto0 
f rtititcftill feDc in \m toj)ucs plcn< 
tif ull gatDcpnc f 2inO alt(;::!sl;e 
tDC tcDc, tbat Upng JLicucgus aiiO 
^oIoiinmDcIatocs tnoloctpmc. 
tbat is to tDptCjtf anp man hcin^ 
ouec agcD , bnmccte foj mnutige, 
t)?ot!)ectDife tonluflptoDotfjcDe^ 
Jbcs of aienu0,ljaD madeD a (nai- 
Den, it (IjfOulDc Jbelaufallfo? his 
tppf c, to cl;ofe a sooD!i>,anD a tall 

rongc 



VV O M AN; KYHDE. J^5' 

toitbDct, nnDtt)Cc?)t)l8c gotten 

bcttucuc tiKpm, {Ijoullf'cbtQktU 

bcDtoljEcl^oulbanDCi an& not to 

be calleo a baflatDe : a^iD rljotigh 

tijofe latoes feecc maDc am efta^ 

blpfl)tD,vct toe mc noi,tbat tbr? 

iDCCC hcpte, ml fo moci;c iI):.otig:i? 

tljeftucDpncfTeof fi)CH:<:a, r<5h? 

tbc ctjaRittc of tlje ojouicunc ecru- 

rpngctborclatDccj. 

CCbcccbc inntintetnblc crrcN 

ImttDomemtDl)tcI)i:U)itI) notable 

clcnnefTcof Ipfejam") pcrfcttoiuc- 

Ip loue, banc iav?, pafTcb al mm : 

OS sabtgaiU tbc top ie of i:^abal! : 

aictbennfia, t!)ctopf? of Sl^aufo^ 

leus : Slrgia, m tepfe of ^olicU i.cor.!. 

tu0,a (^\)tbM\uJuliti,t\)C toifc of 

l^onipems : po?tta.tl)ctopfc of 

€ato:Co2neIuubc toifc of cScac^ 

(bus:Sl5efral(na,tl;c toife of ^«l 

p(cc: 



i:inia« 



NOB! LIT IE or 

pice: aicette, tt)z topfc of .3lDmr 
tu0:l5ppfici;atea,tfte tDtfcof ^i:* 
tb;tDate0, fepnge o£ JBontusranD 
a!fo JD(Do » tl)e bupiDec of Cat* 
t&sge, anD tfee lHomapa TLuccccc: 
enD a>ulpttra, t^c topfeoEZLcn* 
tulu0» Cfjcce be innumerable 0:* 
tljcc» tobofc barter toere fofpjCcD 
onbpjgpnitic anD cbaRittc, tftac 
t\}t berp Dctbe couIDc nor xtuiouz 
tb^pm : of tobom tbcramplcs arc 
nianpfeftanDplapncMs 3tblaii 
ta, CaltDonia, Camilla, toolfca, 
3!p!)taent3 of ©rccc, CaOfano^a, 
and Crifc ♦ 'tt?itbtl;ere gone tfjc 
SiJrjgpnes of HaccDcmonpc , of 
^partane,of fll^ilcfta, 5 of Cbc^ 
bc0« teitbotbcc innumerable, of 
tubomctbe (lo?pcs of tbe i^eb?e^ 
tDe£5, of ti)t (StthcB, anD of otfjec 
^acpong , Doo malie mencpon, 
tl;cU)l;pcl;ceftemcD};p?3imnc a^ 

tcuc 



yv O MAN KYNDH. .>/' 

bo lit» fepngocmcs, pea ant» about 
ebcp;{t)ccpfpue0. 
C 3llf f5)e cjcamplcig a!fo of pJtte 
jnnDllouingbpnDncs betcqtni-eD, 
amongeal otf)ccC!auDta^lc(!a> 
lis toiDatD:I)crfatb£r J aiiDtlmC 
poojeponge tooma:iCof tbetobi^ 
cbc toe fpaticafoje; tobjatDcsIjcc 
mot&cc.acctDon&cif?ill. 
0£J5iitl)ttz fomcc*5iaons fcloto 
topi obicct agcmrt tljofe rtjpngcs, 
tl)c DcaDelp mactagcs of ^amp=^ 
foil, of Jafomof 2DCfp!}cbuj5,oP 
Sgamcniiion, ano fticlj otljcc tea:: 
SCD(C0,onbl;pc!jc (nr^ faptljctljc 
pjoucrbc) if a man Ir U'.? M);oiigI)3 
Ip, toitb clere c!C6, br ti)all fpnor, 
tbai:tbcp? tDrucisarf^iaircIp bla= 
met), of tl)tM)pcl)tmim cbatin^ 
ceD tjnto a gooD man om p!I. if o? 
pm top«c0 ncucc cbannce, but to 
pllcbufi anDw : bntotobomeail 

djous!; 



NOBltlTlE OP 

tijougb tbc Booo rointpmc c&nce. 
pctttjeic fjurbauDcs ipccg mabe 
tl)tm tmiQlju 

^gif itbaobcnc laufull fojtoo^t 
men to mafec !atoe0, too U)jpte l)N 
ftojieg, Uoto gtcttcagcDicB (ttoU) 
pe)tooIDctl)cpbaueto;itcnof tl}C 
incRimablemnliccof mcn,am6g 
to^om manj) ben murtljercr£;,tbc:« 
«C0, cautOiecG of Dpjgms^pcim^ 
lufufrr tcrs.tobbcrs, burners of Ijoufcs^ 
a,Rf g jV tcaptoiirs : of tobonic olfo, in tbc 
J.Reg. 4, tpnie of 3Ioruc,^ JDauiD tl)c feing 
fo gccatte a nmltituDc tocre mur^ 
tl)crcrs 5 robbers, t^attljcptoerc 
able to maUc pjmccs capptapnes 
oucr tijcp? compameStYca anD at 
tfjis Dap tfjerc is an infinite num^ 
bcr of tl)cm*f 0? all pjtfons be fil- 
IcD toitl) mcn,anD al tijc galolyes 
incucrpe place be loDeD tottljtlje 
catcafesof men* Sutcomratpc 

topfe/ 



rrOMAN RYNDE* ^ 

topfe, toomennc tocte Hjc fj>?ftie ini 
mntont^ of all l;onc(l craftcjj: of 
all bcttuc auD bmcftttcB.occljfeljC 
tljpng tl?c Ijcrp namc0 of rc(cnrc0 
atiD tcituc0, bctngcof tlKfcmp- ' 
ntnegenDcr, Do pla{n;l}> fpcctfpe* , 
'X^fjcteof tlmis a notable pjofc; 
tfjattljc ctmUtcof tI;ci)olciuo?lD 
10 calIi>D bp lijc nainc0 of toomctt: 
tljat 10 to faj> of tl;e Bpn]pI},?Jfia; 
of€uropa,tI;eDo«gljtcrofai5c- 
no?,of5lib<a,t!;cDoagIjtcrof (£^ 
papf)U0, tlje tu!;<c5;ei0 alfo calltD 
3lpl;?tca ♦ 3BnD ftnallp to tccttc all 
bpiiDc0 of l}cctuc, a toonmii fljaf I 
cuecp tuljcce obtcpiic tbe !;vgiKftc 
place* Jro? tlje l)p?g<n S!5arp luas 
a tuoinati, tlje Uibpcbc fp?(l DrDDc 
towljtt i)}>ji3im'tic to goD.aiiD 
tl)Ci*cbp DefcnicD to be tl;e niotOcc 
of goD*d)etoo!nfmiep?opl)ctc0 
tojrc aiennoo;c infppjcD lutti; a 
(iS nio?c 



MOBltlTlE or 

tno?eD(utne fppa(tc,tl;an tfje «teti; 

WUtcljctbpnge (stucUeftnotDen, 
UMMh, bv tl)nt)Lactatttis,(eufeb<u0,<ino 
infti. 3(!uauft(nc tuptneffcu of tlje ^i^ 

A«g& €£30 ^atp, tl)c fpftcc of Jt^o^ 

^.d<i ^ fcs p?opf)ecicD ; 2laD tul^attjletcs 

_ . inpctDnstaUaip?pronci;, ^(stn^i 

f "*"• cles naugljttc S>m, tofc i)p aiiD 

a Pari.}* pjopljcdcD bcponDcnians tcacljc, 

to tbe people of 3!fcacU , ztti t\)C 

popiiteteDpto peci'(l)c, JLcttctJS 

feccljc Ijolp fcnpttitf , atiD tuc fi^all 

^tiDc, tl)at tDonicti in conftancpc, 

in feptljc, auD (n otljcc Uttms ac 

^' comtncuDeD fam aboite men, as 

in jmtlh ^utl), l^eftec, t\)e tDl)(= 

tijetoiti) fo great slo?p anD p?atfc 

toerc cclcb?ate anD IjonojcD, tljat 

I70IP boUcs bcatc ti;c(c names» 

^tZnt ^»0 all tijougf.) 3b?al;am, fo? tljc 

iZ: ftcbfaftnes of Ijls faptlj, is tallei> 

iti 



VVOMAN'KYNDfi* ^^ • '^ 

tnTfXtpttite a iuttcmn , bj? cniifS . . . i 
^c flitelp bcleucD (ti goDrpct fo? al 
tljatjje mtiac (libnipt I;j>in fclfe tcf^ 
fjfs; tepfcS>ata*f 0? by v bopce of"- ^^„^ ^ ^ 
tl>i:Io?&ef;ch)nsc6maiibCDt!)«0: ' * 
ui)atrocucr ^ata (n^tljctoiljc 
Ijcre ()et: bopc^&>o llcbccca^bclc^^^ 
urng (tebfaftlp, feciu to afHe gol> 
cectapnc (iiicrtions, ai;D (In bctng* 
tcpiitcb iDojtbj>, bacDc Mjis ojaclc r r..»». 
0? aittiftocrc of goD. Cbo nianec 
of foike ate in tl)p bralrraiiD tUjo 
manet; of people (Ijall lie DcupDct» l 

from tbp bealp ♦ 3inD tbe HdpdoUjc ' ; 
S>arcptana gauccrebcncetolDc-^ ; 

lias, alUbotigbcttiDerebarDcto . 

beleiie tl)tit be tolbe btc ♦ ^o za- 
djarp, rebukcD of tl;c aungcU fo? ^^.^*^ \ 
fj<0fncceDuUt<c,teast)uniine:anD • ' 
}j<sii3tfeCIi5abctb,tottbbct:bobc^ .'. ' 
anD bopc e p?opb^f tcD : -^ is pjap- 
pD^bicatife (Ijc bclcucD faitl;fi:iliv 
€au atiD 



NOBItlTIi or,' 

m (i)t aftectoatse , paapfeo, tlje 
■«'*♦ inoftblcfTeti t){t;s(n Matp.fapdig : 

©IClTcDatttljOU, tB!)Pc!)£l>?DDClt 

beleuc t^ofc tl)pjtg;e0 , tljat tocre 
■ fpo&cn to tl)c of tljc lojO.sio mi^» 
na t^e p^opljctcffe, after tl)c tcue» 
latfon of ^f meon cof cffeD qoH, ij 
fpabe of l)tin to al tljat tuoID 5)ece, 
Uml)t loUeDfo? tl)ctcDenipt(on 
« A „ of 3ircacU 3tH) ?2>l)pUp IjaD fouce 
^"•"' ijp?g(n6 to W Dotigljtfts, toWcij 
Di'D p?opIjccp . wljat (Ijall 3! faf c 
loan..*, of !)ct tl)C famatttan, Mt]) tol)oiu 
Matt.if . ci)?i(lc rpaUc at tljc lucU : anO dc=; 
i^^r/f • i»ge fcti&e Vu(tl) tl;c faptljc of tijts 
MaT.V: bdeiuns toonia.tcfitfcD tlje meate 
i,u<,8 . tliat tl)c aponclko ii?(ittf?:l)tc ^ Co 
i?'"'"' tijefemap bciopncDtl)cfa(t!)cfiill, 
^«.7 tDoma» of CDanatiecatiD tl)?.too) 
loan 19. man DpftafeD tottl) t\)t tilouoapc 
Matt.17. «pre. gjoas not alfo tlje fattl) atm 
^?;-"'- conf etrpo» of Sl^actlja , \m tlJ«. 



VVOMANKYNDE, 

confelTpon of \mtt^ (€l)C dSot S."J**f* 
pell tup tncfTet!), fjotoegrc^itccort- A^as; 
Kacp of faitlj tons fii^^arp iQ^ng 
Dalcpu. f 0? tol;plc tl)e pjiftes an& 
3[Ictoc0cnicpfpcD Clj?iftc,(Tjctoc^- 
petlj.fljc bjmgctl? opntmentcs btt 
to tfjc Croflfc, (Ije fcchctlj m tlje 
Coiubc^nje an%ctl)tljc gacDpnetJ 
foj f)pm, (l)t aftuotolcDgctlj goD, 
(Ijc gotljc to tlje apoMs, atiD n;c^ 
toetl) tl)ein,tl;at I)c <6 rpfciu Cfjcp 
toercmDoubtc tI)ccof» but n}cbc:< 
leucD it i)cnlp* <Klgepu, toljat fijall 
3! rape, of tbat Ijolp tooman js^tf^ 
ctUa, tl)etol)icI;ctannutcD 3poI^ 
to, apollolvcUc iiiai^pcrfitdp Ur- 
ncDtntbcIatoc, anu bvfljoppc of 
tijc Co^duljtaiiG :* Jrio; ittoa£:no 
fljamcfo? a poftcll, to Iccnc of <i 
toomaii, toljat Ijc fljulDc tcacljc (ii 
t\)t cburcljc* 
(£a^ojcoucr,tl)cp tbat l;auc n)C5 



NO»ItlTIE 01 • 

■■■ ' ijjct» t!)c acDfallncs of t^ep? faitlj 
; • bpfuffcTpug of Si^attpjoom, anD 
'■ ' bp tl)c tifrtrpngc of Dcatljcbc no 
fttoctm tminbcr tijau men . m% 
».Macii.7. that toonDcrfuUmotljcc fOuiDuc 
Jtftc tjnfpobtn of, fo luo?tljp to be 
tcmcmbjcO,tl)Ctol)tc!)cnotonclp 
bchclDcl^cctjn.fonnfSputteto 
Dcathc, bp nioft ctuell niartpjCom 
butalfofocbolblj' cj;l)o?tcb tDcui 
ftcDfamrctDt)}'c.2lnDn}cabouc 

all tl)pngcs ttuftpng in gob, tons 

fftcrhct c'oplDctiiccrucllpputto 

ccatl)c, foj tlje niapntcnauncc of 

tljelaiuccoflnccottmrcp, 

<f[ 5?vO notalfo C«)coOcUna, tl)C 

Su5l)tccoftI)cUpu5cof25aua^ 

itans . conucttc tlje ^""''jatbcs 

frftccofioeniTtlJcfPJfleanpc^ 
tout,comi£rtc tl;e tpungartans / 
eClotiiDts,tljei3nu5'Jtccoftl)e 

upngv 



WOMAN KYNDE* -^ ^ 

ftpngof aButgunDia,conttcrtt{jc 
jfrencljc men :» ainD a ccctapn too 
man r allcD 3ipoftola, of a lotoe De 
grce, couucrtcD tljc 'i9ibcttan0* 
€c\}tof tljcm tumcb intiuinera^ 
l)lc people bnto CI)jin(s faptljc. 
5i!nD f)>nal[j)5tl;t0 is tl;e onelp an& 
Cpcctall relpgf ous Kj>nD, in toljom 
i)nto tl)(0 Dap tlje catljoliUe faitlj^ 
auD tl)c coiittmial toojkcs of l^cc^ 
tucauDgoo&uefTc Doo fiourpdl^e 
aiiD %ne. 

(lEBtit totl;ccnoctfjatnoa matt 
OjiilD Doubt Ujomentobcasablc 
to Doo all tbofetljpjtgcs ti^at men 
can.let tis l;anDIe tijc matter iDit!> 
examples : aiiD be (Ijal fpno, tbat 
tljtu tuas ncucc nouic no?|tDO?- 
tljpacte, in anpkiniDcof l)ei*tuc, 
Uoouebpmcn, buttljat as noble 
IjatI) ben Done bp tDDinen/jfin Do- 
ingc faccifpce, a^ tm papnpais m 
. ^ Ciiit* olpe 



- NOBILITIH Ot ' 

olbc tpme bfeD, ^Jl^elpfla Cibtlcsi 
toas tfjc sepupftcc , aftct toljofc 
name, t})cotl)cc ^oDDefTcs, tijat 
ifcDtljepjicaes offpcc, tocrecaU 
lj)D Meiyfe . ?jlfo i^ppeccatiftrta 
tDa0£flJ)mcrua0 mpnpdcr^Qpcca 
of lKnus,3:pt)tgiiua of ©tana* 
SnD tl)c nipilpftecs of .i3acc!)U0, 
luecc t)crp notable, as ^!)pa&c0, 
fil^enaDcs,BaccI)e,CUaDc0, a^i^ 
nmUom'Dc0,eot](Dc0, CtibiaDcg, 
JSalTadDcs, CriatcriDcs^^lfo a- 
niongc tljt Jc^^^cq, ^atp 9^oks 
fpaer, entrcD h)it\) 3taron tnto tbe 
jPAiictuft* g^anctuarie, anD toas tafeen as a 

rp. a plate n^ptipftCC 0? pjicft. ^UD altljO Ugl) 

[\wT toomcnUe fo?bpDDcn in our telt^ 
tocD, gton, to W tlje o?Det of p?e(tl)oD 
pet it appcrctlj bp bpftojtcs.tbat a 
toomauona tpmebp coimterfat- 
tpnge I;ct UpnDe^toas btdjoppe of 
moinet ^ijete baue bene in €t)'A- 
. ■ ftis 



V V O M A N K Y N D I* ^ ^ ^ 

dig d)urcfje, manp abbafTcsanb 
nmnzQ, iDljtcije tn oIDe tpine mett 
DifbapncD not to calle Ijolp mpnt^ 
ftcrs*C!jere fjaue bme among alt 
nation0, tijat crcelleD in p:opI)e^ 
ttmf^c, as Ca(ranD?a, tf^e ^phiU 
le0,^^arp a^opfes filter, Jselbo^ 
ra, iK)olDa, Slnna, (Eli^^jabctf;, tlje 
foucc Do«g;l;tet:0 of iUljiIip, ^ nuv 
np otl)ci; I)oIp toonic of later time, 
as J5?<giDa anD l^clDegarDts. 
jfurtljennoje , in tl)e inupncibic 
arte magpUe, toljctfjer it came of 
goob fpiiptes o: bab ♦ CTirccjS anD 
Sl^cbea tD?otrgf)te farre greatter 
tDonbers tijan zojoa(tc5 bpin fcif 
tu!)icljc as manp fuppofe, tuas tijc 
fp?(le fpnbcr of tijc fapbe fcpcnce , 
£$o}t oucr in pljplofopljpc.nump 
fjanebcnberp ercellcnt^as ^Ijc- 
ano tljctupfeof }Sptl)ago?as,anD 
2©ania Iji5 Daugbter tuas rpgl^te 
(€,!)♦ famous 



nob;litii of ; 
famou0,fn openpuge anDDccla^ 
nngcfjcrfartjetis; obfcuce^ Darke 
rentcnces^^lfoafpafiaanp JDto^ 
Uma^^occates fc^olcts, 5 ^an- 
tinea anD {^Ijilcfta 2tf)ctocI}la,bo tfj 
fc!)oIetf»to?3Iato*f inallp J^lott:. 
nu0 Ijifil)!? p?apfet^ (Bmiim anD 
SCinpfjSclea, Xactanttug (Wi)tmU 
dm, Ctjjiftie; cljurcljcceiopcct^ Im 
fapnt Catctmc, to!):cl; being but 
a Iptf ell mapDc, DpD fatrc paffc {11 
iernpnge^ ti;e topfe niennc of tijat 

C5i^t ^^ not fojget fn tl;fe place 
t\)t quecne zenobta, fcljoler to t\)e 
p{)pIofopl)et JLons(nu0, h)\)k\)2 
f 0? \}tt great bertue auD cunning 
tunscailcD cgp^enifTa, tul;ofcbo- 
I)) toojUij? i2icl)0inac!justranfl3« 
tcDftitodSrcbe. 

^Xtt b0 fpeaUe of t!jeo?atotir3 
arte, anD of poetrte* J3eyolo Ijere 
t cornet^ 



V V O M A N K YiJ D E» ^ ^ ® 

tommctlj acmefta, fucita mcD 5fn^ 
D?ogmea,!r)o?ten«a;ilnceta, 3la:s 
Icrta^Coptola^&.iplio, Cojtnna, ^ 
Co^mfrcia ttjcWotnapnc, €rpiti= 
na, Celta, o? Cl}efb<a, tol;pdjc 
toae; nanicD an Cpf grammattft , 
<!t S^alufle ^emp:outa , i\\ tl^c 
lato cfupl Calpfjamii : XtiD to ere 
<tnot, tljat toomoi inout tpmeac 
fo?bpD&ei!,to gpue tljcpin to 500a 
Icrnpn§e0, toe n^uJDc eucii iidtoc, 
fjaue toomen mozecwdlctfa topt 
auD Icrnpngc tijan \\\%x\\\z. '^I}at 
fljulDe toe l;eccof faj>, tijat tooiiicu 
oaelpbp nature arc fcnc to cjcccUc 
tlje berp artiftcci-0 t:i all fcienccs i 
5300 notti;c cKrarninarrins ta{%e 
bppoutljepm, tobetI)einapftcr3; 
of eloquence:' anD tijat Do toe far 
better lerneof ouccnouiccs anD 
jnotfjers, tljan of tl^e (Sratnniari 
iinSiJ^pD notCo?!ieIiafoucmc 
:". '. auD 



NOBItlTIE OF ' 

anu fafO^pon tljc tongues of l)tt 
mode eloquent foimes (Btmljif 
3^pD not 3j(tnneu0 motljer^teacl) 
^pleg tl)t fonnc of Stipttljusy 
bpnge of ^>ci>tl)ia , tlje dSreeKe 
tongue:' ©pDDcnottljecbplDjeti 
bojneof tl;epmt!)at tDecefenteto 
tti^abpte (n ftcaunge countrepes, 
altoap obfecue anD Uepe t'gm mo^ 
tbers tongue.amonge (trangerst» 
^urclpfo? noneotljeccaufcjSla 
to anD £Juf ntiltan fo Diligentlpc 
o?DepneD a mete anD conuenientc 
nouccefo^cIjplDetne tobecfjofen, 
but tijattlje cljplDcnies tongue 5 
fpeclje nipgljt be rpgljtlpe auD Dif- 
cretelpfoucmeD. 

(I£23ut notDC^be not tlje poctes in 
t\)m ttiflcs 5 fables, ^ tfje Iog(ti- 
an0 in tl)tit cotentf ous talfetng o - 
uercomeoftoomen^'fCljectoasne 
uct; o;atoutrosooDo?rof;sppp, 

tljat 



wo M A.K KYNDE. -^ ^ "^ 

tl^at in petftoarpon coulDe get tlje 
ippcc^anocof anfjaclot^'^ljat 
at(tl?metrtciaabp falfc tccfenpng,- 
coulDe DecepucatDomantnpape-; 
mmt of Ijcr Det^' o; toljat muftttart 
can compare toftlj a tooman tn Oti 
gpnge anD ftDetertctre of b?ca(le f 
53e not tljcfe jBljpIofopIjers, tijefc 
adrologfans^fn t^cpj Diupnatios, 
5 fojlinotolcge^inanp tpmcs tnfe 
ciours to t\)t couttcp tof iicsi'pca j 
beep ofttpmcs a felpolDeUiomau 
efceHet!jtl)epf)<fitian: S^occatc0 
Ijpm felfe (aboue all ot^er ccclmcD 
tljemoft topfe man) being bcrp a- 
geb, DpD not Difoain to be taugbt 
cft^etooma 3fpafiaXphea03l- 
pollo^a man fo toel lerncD in €\ni 
ftts Doctrine, toas not afljamcD to 
be tatrgljt of tlje tooma ^SjirciUa* 
CEBol^e fo? pjuDencp, pou mape '■ • 
tal>efo?ejcamplc5tI;ofeiDomen4 

£)p(3 



,:NOBltrTlE- OF/ 

fee (TjulDc not fD?get SIbigsil mtlr 

JSatljfaba^of te!;!cl)e ttDO jaigaU 

DelpuercD !)cc OtifOaiiDc, from tlje 

to?atf?eof 2?anfD> auD after tljc 

l>eatl;e of fjcdjufbanbc {l)tM& 

QucencanOtopfeof JDan^D* ^Ijc 

otl)tt, ti}c motljcc of g^alomon, 

" by l)tt pju&ai? cptcpncD, tljat \)ct 

Totme tua0 Upnge» . ' 

CESl9o?cotK% intljt 3fnucn((oiT 

of t!)pngc0,3|R£;,S!9(!unia; iI5u 

'. cofUata, bcc^mp!e0*3[n rulpng 

; of tcalmc0, auQ biiplopiige of ct- 

' ttc0 toomcn wcIle;S>cm(i;anij0 

toastljcfoticrapnegoncntout; of 

t\)t bntuerfall too?lDe: Jd^do toas 

:tl)C buplDccanD queene of Cac^: 

' tbagc : tl)t' S!ma$onc0 bcrc inofic: 

too?t!;p (ntoarre auD polptplvctti 

peace ♦ 3!n tl;c bolDe bpcUei;pugc0 

of battaple, toljatatoomantoa0 

Cf;oui<ri0 tljequeene of ^alTa- 

t : ' geta^ 



QttntitBf. ^l)t oucrcame €pniS 
tlje gret conquecour arD puiflfant 
bpnge of ?0ecfmn£f ♦ 2:ifo CamtU 
la, of ti)t ^loKctnm, aitb 5Uaitfc3 
of 75o\}cmc,h)ctct\x)o moftinfglj?: 
tpq«eenc0* 3»cfcDcot' manpo- 
tljecmolte noble iDonien, bljpdjc 
bptljep? tooiiDecfuIlc poiuci; anD 
polpcte, tti tnoRc cjctccniptic , aiiD 
ii)!;nn tl^erctuas no !jopc of Ijclpc 
lofecDfoj, rccotiercD t[;cj'?c coun- 
tup, anD rcflo?cD it to tocaltljca- 
Qtpnc ♦ Slmonge VoJjomc is jjii- 
Ditlj, tuf;pclje (apat Jicroinc Ijpcf!;^ 
Ipe pMpfetlji mi) tbcfe toojDcs : 
CaKeJuDttlj tl)t Woo\rXy tl;c cjc- 
ample of cl^aftitcDaiau !;cr \mtl) 
trttnnpljaiit pjapfc unt) pccpcntal 
conimeuDation^f 0? ljod gaue fjci; 
to bean Cjcample, not onlj^ fojiua 
men, but alfo fo? nieu ^o folotoe, 
fc!;fcI;efo? areiuarbe of l;ec cba^ 



.-NOB'lXrTlEV OF' 

iSDpfe fo? l^eicttjpfeDome count eD af' 
goDOenbjSIotina to?fe of Ctdfa^ 
nus tJjcmpecour t aimalafuntlja, 
tlje Queme of £)(lrogotte0 : €mi 
liatlietepfcof ^ctpto itoit^ toljo 
rccfecn ©eIbo?a, tfje topfe of )La:= 
ludic*. biDot^.a nicntaploure topfc tod^ 
man, to^tdjc(a5 toe rcDc in 31 w&t- 
cUm) toas a ccttapn tpme JmHc 
ouectljc people of 3Jfracl,anDti;K 
c^plDcme of 3|fcaell camcbp to 
^ct fo? tuDgeiiicut in alt caufe0; 
^tnOtoljanCaraclj tefufcD togo^ 
agcpnftc ti)tit cmicniics, cjcccpte 
fljc tonlDc go totti) l)pm, ©elljo?^' 
toascljoreu capitapneof tl)tl)oit 
of jfiftaeU : anD flepngc an&Dpf:»- 
coiufptpngc tijep? foes, lije return 
mD Iconic U)ftljt)pcto;le* 
4.neg.i. <J.ar)ojcoucr, it (srcDDCtntlje- 
a.pir.2«. f^i'jttlj boKe of Wngi0,tt;at Quene 
attalila cctgncD,^ toHjS fouetapne- 

3;uDsc 



VV O m"a IT KY n'd' eT ^ *"• 

3i«tjge (tt 3l[cfcuralcm fcucii pcte£f 
f{)ac^>3nD ^enifcamfs, after tl^c 
Deatlje of ftpngc ^(nus, (tiDgcD 
i\\z people • p! ♦ percs ♦ 3nD nil tlje- 
quencs of Ctljtope, caUeD Can*' 
Daces, toere mode topfe, anD rcfg^" 
neD mode mpgljtelp \ of tDljoniit- 
fstojwentntljeactesof tI;eapo^ ^^ ^* 
dels* SlnDmeruapIoufetljpnges r^f,. .,, 
of tijem fpeauetljtl)efattf)falto?f * ' '• 
tecofantpqupt<e3iOfepIjU0*a:ifo^5.Rfg.,o. 
iiitcanfa, tljequene of ^aba^caiir i.Parai.g! 
fcom tl^e enDe of tl^e it)o?lD,to Ijere- ^'^"- »»• 
ttjetopfeDoincof Salomon, aiiD '"•''* 
as C^jf ft iuitnefTetf), (Ijc (Ijall cott 
Ocmneall t[)e people of l^ferufn^ 
leim aitiD tijere teas a certain faffe i.Rej;.»+« 
tooman of ^Ijccoa,tDl;pcI)e con^ Vr.I'i^* 
cluDcDkpngeJDaufDSDemaunoe ^**" ' 
totti) a ciueftfon.tottljarpDDtefitie- 
taugl)t l)pm , anD bp tlje eicaple of 
goD, ftoaijeD Ijts Ipjati). ^ojljere 

toe 



• . , NOBILITIt or 

■flftte, atnicD \jet Mti) fuc^e Ut* 
tuc, tljat 0)6 t)anqu(tI)eD !){m tijat 
Idas (ttu?nctbU to all menne, anu 
fubtjueo l)pin,tljat no man coulDi 
ouctcomc» 

•.Rw." <IEJrw«!)er, foe «aoe.tljatncct^ 
tapn tulfc taonian calUD linto Ijcc 
3!oab t^ecapftapnc, aiiDDelpuc* 
ret) tnto \m Cannes ftje Ijeaftc of 
^iba, tl)e cnncnipc of JDaufD, to» 
tljc tiitcnte to fauc tl)c cf tie tJbclay 
f com Dtftmctton, tof)tcI;c toas tljc 

u&(.9, jj^jjfg jttle of Jfracll . aiitO a ccc^ 
tapne tooman, tl??e\ac a piece of a 
nipl (tone t)pon :?i(b(mclecl)S IjcaD 
aiiD b?al?c 1)15 b^apiie panne, m^' 
cutpnge tlje ticagcancc of goli1)= 
pen Mimclctl), bpcaufc Ije !;atibc 
Done j'Ubefo?c goD agapnflcliis 
fatljec, m fic^ugc. IPiC. of 1;10 ha» 
ti)crl)pon one (lone, ■ . ■• 

m.7.s, (IL^o ^?cfter, tl;c topfc of l«J 



Slffuferincrt onip Dcif iicteD l)cvpt6 
pie from tijc mode fljantef all occ^ 
but alfd rimoc tl;cpm rpgfjt I;Dnb-: 
rabic; 

CCto^artnc Co?foIanti0tDitIj rt;e 
53oIfcian3, IjaD bcficgcD l^oine, ^ 
foo n^arpelp aflapIcD it, tijat tl)c 
3Koniapnc5 tocte not able to Be- 
fcnDc tfjeu] fcUtc0 agapallta ijj^n? r 
anaunctent taomanltcturia W- 
iKOtfjer, foo IjanDkD tlje niatticr, 
tijat Q)t otieccamc W tagt aiiD 
fUtpe, anD rcconcpKcD l)pn agcpm 
to tl;e Hoiimpncs ♦ JEctljcniirra, 
iuijantljeliljoDians canic ficrnp 
l)pon !jcr, boti) DfrapopntcD t!;cin 
of tijep? mupt of (Ijpppcs , auD- 
coiiQUcrcD tljat^llanDe, atiD fctte 
ipljcc 3Image Wtl^utlK dtie of 
l^OoDcs, as apcrpctuallnotcof 
fufampe bntot!;cnu 
CL5^^obemocl;c DootJ^c ftmcl)C 
fAif mm 



JNOBItlTIE O^ 

Anno dSi tntttpjapfearongeDamfeUvto^f^ 
***^* c\)t brtnge Dcfc cnDeD of a lotoe U<. 
nage, tofee fapon fjet after tljc ma^ 
net of tl^e 3ma5ong , to leabe tlje 
fo?toatD of tl^e aniiprci (Ijc fougbt 
fotjallantlp, anofjaDiiefoogooD 
ct)aunce> tijat tlje fcencb men be - 
IciieD fact(lp> tijat bj^ hec p^obefTe, 
tl)ep recouetcD tfje relme of jfcace 
out of tljeCnglpfnjemens f^au- 
Its 1 22nD tI;crfo?e,to tfje perpctu- 
all cemcb?ance of ijcc, t\)tp mabc 
anpmao;eof amapDen tobefettc. 
ijp (n £):l<auitce on tbc btpBge o^ 
«ectljcrpuecof JLiger o?/Loicr^ 
31 coulDc pet refjcrce out of tbe \)U 
(tones of tbe (BrcUeg^of tfjcJtatt- 
ne0, anD otljec barbarous natfojS 
innumerable mofteejccellent Ido^ 
men, but to tlje et;Dc tl)iB^o}U 
(I) ulDe not be to greate a bolume, 
2 ftubpco to be b?ccfe ♦ jf o? JSlu^ 

tarcije 



WOMAN KYNDE* 3 

tntthCy ^aUtiixSy ©ocatm^, ant» 
nianp othtt l)nm tD;ittc tlje p?a<re 
of noble toomcn : 3!nD tl)crfo?e 31 
banc fpobc but ipttl of tijctc p?a(- 
fc0,butouct:paircD bcrpe manpe 
tljpnges ♦ jfo? bbp, 31 am not foo 
pjefamptuous^to tbpnke mp felfc 
able, to c6p?ebenD tn fcto too?Oe0, 
§ infinite nobplttics at tcrtucs of 
toomc^jfo?to!;o (0ablctlj?ougljlp 
nuD perfcctlp to rccptc tl)c tufinf tc 
p?apfe0 of toonien, of toOomc toe 
take all outelpfe ant> fubflatmc c, 
anD in toljomc (s all tl)t conrmia^ 
tton of nianfepuDCjtljc tol;pcljc cl0 
(Ijultieperpa^canD Dcfaj>mn;o?t 
tpme : on tobomc alfo cuerp faini* 
Ipc anD common tocltbcDcpcn^ 
bttl)^(€l}iQ tljpngc toa0 tocll Uno^ 
torn to tl)c ijuplDcc of l^ome, tobi 
ctje bpcaufc !jc lacUcD toomcn, ra^ 
upOjcDanDcaneDatoap tf;eS>a;j 



iMnfStjaugl)tcr0> not Doubtpngei 
ttit cniel toarcc tl;at (IjuID folo^ue 
tljccbpon* f 0? Ijc Knctoc, tijat (u^ 
cl)c an empire tuolDe in n}o?t ttme 
pcttmbc, j>f tljepluantcDluomcm^ 
<^ • 2f iiD at laftc , to!]an tl;e Capptoll 
tuaStaUenbptl^e&abpncs, auD 
tljat fn tlje n:pDDc0 of tIjematUct 
place, tljfp foitgljte mode cmcllpc 
^anDc to IjanDe, Uiit!; tl}c foDajmc 
rmiripnge of tfje luomen bcttoene 
botbc t!jc boftc0, ti)t battai^Ie cef=; 
fcD : anD at tl;e lafte a peace being 
tnabe, anD a ttuce talicii, tl;cp con 
ciubcD a petpctunl v.mitiufo; t\}^ 
t3\)pc\) caufc liionmlus regcttccD 
tljefe toomeiiB names in tlje coiir^ 
tc0anDcourtcroIlc£u SdnDittDas 
bpt!)c l\omijj'nc0 aflfenteDecrecD 
atiD tDJi^tten in tl)c common ta^ 
ble0,tljat Ujomen (t)ull> not gtitiD 
attljcqnpjne, nojD?«Dge tntlje 

ftptcljeii 



WOMAN KyNJJfiJ h'^'\ 

Wtdjcii : no? tl)c littfljanDe (IjtitlDft' 
notfaj>;v;ifc,3[ gtire tljctljfsmoj 
t^ciupfc: l)ufbmir)c,;H!5lHicj'oiii 
tlj(0 : bj^Cciiife tl)cp (I;h1dc knotoc,^ 
t^at cticcj> tl;p!igf bcttDCiie^[)cpni 
tuas (6mon.2!nD Ija:;Of at lengtl; 
grctocacurccni, tljattoljan vneto 
lucDDcD tupfcii)a0i)?oug;l)tl)onie, 
Qje toolDc fape : v bi tu,ego, tijat (5 
U)I)crc poll bcIo?Dr, 3! aiB laDpe: 
tolierepoubrniaKtcr.jliamtnap- 
ItccfTe» S19ojeoiicic,gtcat Ijouotics 
tokens of IjdjI; ccticrcacc a:iD Dt^ 
gnitic tocrc Done to l?jo!]:c;i b^> De^ 
ctccof ti;c S?cnutonr5, astijcf^: 
tbatmtlKtija)» tiic}) n.niUDego on 
tbel)pper !;a!ir)C : an& t'aat mat 
(IjulD rpfc oti t^:m fete l>nto tljcin 
tfc gpue tljcm place • jr mtlicrmozc, 
tttwas gi'aunteDt!;cpm,to bjcarc 
pticplcijatnicnt^c , cnibjotuDjcD 
about tuitij golD, o?namci]tc6 Dec 



NOBILITIE OF 

ftcB tottlj p?ccpou0 ftonc03rpngcg 
at tl)ep? catc0,Pt cljapncs of golDc 
about tl)cp? nccUcg^SlnD it tons at 
tl)c lad DccrccD bp tlje cnipcrour^ 
!atDC0, tijat a0 oftc a0 atip (latute 
tuasmaDe in anp place, fo?bpD- 
titng ojnamcntcB o? appataplcto 
belDome, toomcn (IjoulDenotbe 
conipjcljciiDcD biiDcr tbat !atoe* 
2(lIfo it Uin0 giaiUeD tbcpm, to re- 
ccpue Ijcrptage atiD fuccelTion of 
Qoot)C8,9 t\)c fu!icral0 of toomen 
to be celeb;ate aiiD boiiottrablpe 
fecpte, astbe fmierallesof noble 
men lucre. Jfo? tubP on a time tolja 
a gpfte fljoulDc be fcnte to S'pollo 
©dpbicu0, a0 Camtllu0 bao bo 
tocD, ano tbattbcretDa0 notfoo 
niocbcgolDcm tbccptie: tbetoo- 
mm of tbcp? otune gooD lDplIc0, 
b?oiigbt in tbe ictucllcs anD o?naa 
maitc0of tbcp?boDic0* 

ainD 



WOMAN KYNDE* 3 ^>. 

C 31!niC) in tt)t ixmrte tfjat Cj>?ii0 
inriDesigapnfl: 3(l(agc0,t!;0j&cc- 
fians acmpe toasbp tl)t caftpga- 
tion of tDomcn rcp?c!)CttDcD , nuD 
bctng nctoclp rcdojcD againc^op^ 
tepncD a rigljt too?tIjp bpcto?pc» 
jfo? tl)e tuIjtfljcDcDe Cpjtis nuiDc 
a latoe, tijat Upnge^ of tljc^afU 
nm ciurimge f atjo» (Ijc cpttc, n;ulD 
papeto cucrpeiDoinaii a piece of 
goIDe ♦ Cf;e to!jicl;e tljpngeairo 
bpage SHejcanDcc^eiitrpngc ttopfe 
into tl^at citte papD ttupfc» yc ano 
ino?e ouer, Ije coniinaunDeD the 
gpft to be DoiiblcD to iuouien tuiti) 
cIjplDe^^o from tlje mode auiict- 
cntbpngcsof tlje j^ecfpansanD 
l'iomapnes,pea from tbe beep be- 
gpnnpng of tbe citic of liioinc ant) 
empire, luomen tuere I^aDDc in all 
ijpglj l)onoiir anD reucrencc : auD 
tijc beep cmpcrour0 tl)C^m (dues 

cItcmcD 



NOBltlTIB or ; 

c(f emcb tijtvm inofte IjigW?* fo} 
31uilj>iimu t!;e empctouc , in nuv 
!iptio;'eof IatDe5,t!jott3f)tc itton^ 
umimtc, tolmic tljt coun(<ipIIe 
anD aDtipfe of fji0 tupfe* 2inD iiu 
m Dtljcr place, tfje laltj faptlj, tljat 
tijc ii)pfe (Ijpnctlj in tf)c !;ono tii of 
Ijec IjUfOanDc, ntiDtljc b?rgl)tiics 
of })!S Dignitie bcautificti) i)cr/o? 
tbe Ijtgljcr tl)c fjitfOanD f s arjuan^ 
ccD in bonouu, t!)c Ijigljcr i£5l]i5 
tupfc* &>oo tIjc einpcrotirs topfc 
is calltD enipjelTCa tljz bmgts iiufc 
([mm, tljc pUntiB topfc, tIjc p;iiu 
cede : anti ts tljcthp tnohk\),l}o\ot 
lotoc fo ciicr nje be of bpjtbc* SnO 
5Ulpian tl;e latopcc faptfj^a p;tnce 
tljatistofape, tIjcCmperoaceo? 
fepnge, is aboiie ti)t latues.anD al 
tfjougbtbe cmpjcfTe 10 bonDe bp 
t\)c laU)C0, pet tlje cnipecotit ftclp 
gmntctljljcr as great pjiuilcses 

as. 



i& pttinitttb btito nohlc tuoinm, 
to f uDge, to arbptrate anD Decpce 
matters, to Doo aiiD tafec Ijomagc 
anD fealttc, to Ueepe couttcs, aiiD 
mpnpftec 3|it(tpce anionge tijcp? 
teitauntcs* 3nD fo? tlji^ pout- 
pofc, tc)c boman map fjatie cotie^ 
iiaut feruauntcs of Jjctotone, as 
toclla0tI)emanmap:anD a teo^ 
nmnnc map be tuDge.pca amoiigc 
ftcaimgers ♦ ^Ije mapc aJfo gpue 
nametofjcr familie anD hpnccD: 
fo tijat t!)e ci)plDctu fljalbc nameD 
aftcceljciicmotbec, aiiDuot aftej; 
tijctcfatljcr. ^nD(ti Dpuccfe pla- 
ces of tijelaUjccpuple, tuomemie 
I;aue, toucljpnge tf;ep? Do terries, 
manp great p?tuilegcs grauateD 
tijmu Wijerc amotige otijer tljpn^ 
Ses It (s o?DepneD, tl;at a tooma» 
of gooD aiame auD famed) all not 

be 



NOBitiTu or . 
be (mp?pfon?D fo? Drtte, antitljc. 
3;uDge, t\)nt commpttetl) Iftt to 
P?pron, Gjnll lofc W fJceD ♦ jf fl^e 
befufpcctcDofanpfaute, Qjcd^al 
bcputteinto a monafterpe o? fe- 
Crete placebo? ciles be DcIpiienD to 
tDomc, to betmp?proncO bp t!jenn 
dFo? tlje latDe faptbe, 3 tDoman 10 
of better ftateanb conWtfontljan 
amanrauDalfo monerelfcl^pnD 
of offetice , tlje mnnm trefpafletli 
tuo?etljantljctoomam wi)crfo?c 
tl)c man taUcii in auoutrte, lofetlj 
Ijis beao : but tlje toonian aouou = 
terer is put into a monafterp e* 
3150 tlje JLatupcr getfjeretl) mo pjl 
u(leDscBfo?t!jC lyommnein Iji0 
^unnne ano b?(cfc annotation 
ijpontlje title nanieD, Ad Sciutus 

confulfum uelldanum,^ Speculator 
hpon tlje title Dc rcnumiationibus^ 

<lL3ilfo tlje auncpente latoe ma- 
kers 



6tss anD(laWp(l^er0 of commorf' 
tDealtfjc0,t^e tno(lcgtaue,tt>pfe, 
anD pauDmt mcnne, ?I.<cutgu0 31 
ftp,anD}&Iato,Unotopngc ierjt 
teellcbptljcfecretes of illjplofo^ 
pljj^, tbat toomen toecc not inf cc( • 
ottc^tomcn, nepti^crtu cjcccllen- 
cpeof mpnDcno? (n Rcmgtljeof 
boDpe, no? (n DpgtUtle of i^aturc, 
but Ipfec able bnto all tbpngc0,. 
becrccD anD wr^^t latDC0,t!)at too - 
njm;QjouIDe ejcmlfe fucf^c map^: ' 
ftcfe0a0 tncnbfeD, pcaaUfcatc0 
pcctepnpnge to t^c toatcc, iw tlje 
botue, int^e flpnge, tnljutlpnge 
0f ftonc0, fn ajotpngc, (nfpglj- 
tpnge (u annotir, a0 todl on I)o?0 
bacUe a0 on foote, iw ppicljpng of 
itx^t%%, iw fettpnge men in atcapc. 
anDcouDuctpngeof an!;o(lc:anD 
tobeba^efe, tbep ojDcpneo, «jat 
toomcti ttjulD as comonlp as men 

Dfe 



. KOBItlTlE OT^ 

fcfe all nmnct cjccrcj?re0* TLtttc Sg 
tct)eiD?ttcr0ofant<qmttc,tDO?tI)p 
to be bcIeucD, auD toe n;nU fj^nDe^ 
tljattu (l5et«Iia,i5actc({5,anD cBal 
litta, tlje mmier lDa0, tijat mcune 
gaue tl;cm fclfc0 to cafeanDDeU- 
cacp, anD tljt toomcu to ploto anD 
f pile tlje f(cIDe0, to btiplDc, to bpe 
atiD feI,to itDc, to 50 on toarfate, 
ntiD to Do all otljcc t()pngc05 telit^ 
cl;c notue amonge ti0 tljc mm Oo» 
3tmonge t!;c Cantab?ian0, mcti. 
gaue Dotocrpe to tlKbonien, b?e^^ 
tbemetDctecpucntomarfiise bp 
tljcp? rpftcr0, Doitgl)'ter0 tDCce ap^ 
popntcD to belje<rc0*^moiiset!)c 
^cptl)ian0, tlK (€lnnci:im, ana ^ 
fccncljc ineime, all toojtijp DcDcs 
tocre a0 comoiilp. Done bp toomcu i 
a0 bp incn.anD m ii!attcr0 concern 
npngc toarrcanD peace, tooiiicu 
tocre callfD to cbunccUe, to gpue' 

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VV' OMAN 'kYtin tl ^ ^^' 

tltm aotipfe anD fcntcncc* WfjfcTi 
t\)V^%t tin (€mtt tljat tbe CcUc0 
ttia&e Mil) i^annibiill DoHjc tocU 
ftcclatc tobetrclDc.bp tljefeluo^ 
t)c0: 3If nnp of tl;c CTcItcB coim 
It^Iapne, to Ijatic IjaD bjongc of <t^ 
np of tl)C Cartljagniciiccsrof tijat 
(()mg let tljc rulers ? officers of? 
Cartljagincnces, o? ds tfje capj>^ 
tapncs Itjijtcl) fl)al be In ^paj>nc, 
be imgcQ 1 3!f aup of t!;e Cartlja 
emenceg IjatI) JjaDDc anp tojonge 
Cone f}pm, bp anpe of tlje Celtcs, 
icttetljctuomcn of t!;e Celtesbc 
(iiges.anD Deterinpne tijat tlmiq, 
25!it bp tiK great tpjaiiiip of men, 
pjeuaplpugc agettift tije latoes of. 
goDanO nature, fuel; libertictoas^ 
gpucntotuonien* 
(XCIjou luplte fapc, tfjat fe notue 
fo?bpDDen bp lalues.abohtTjeD bp 
cuilomc, ejrfinctcD bp cDucatcon* 

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jfo; anon ns a toomati (s bp?ne e^: 
«en from i)tt infancy, (Ijetsliept 
at!)omcmj>DeIne0, ^astljoug^c 
{t)t toece l^iimete fo? anp !)j>g!)cc 
bufpnelTe, fljei^BmitteD to Uuoto 
no fartljcf, t!;au l;crneDIeanD I;cc 
tI)?ecDc*anDt!;an bjl)anQ)Hom^ 
imtl) to age,able to be inarieo, (Ijc 
is DcfpucccD to tl)t rule auD goucc 
nance of atelouu IjiiFbanD, o?el0 
fl)e(£j pcrpctuallp (Ijiitte t)?m a 
cloftnounrpe* SuD all oSpce0 be- 
longpnge to t\)c common toealc, 
befo;tbpDDm tI)epmbptl;eIatDC0* 
0oyit iQ notpernUtte&to a Im^ 
man.tljouffi) Q)e be berp toifemiD 
p?uDet]t, topleabe a caufc before 
a3!«gc* fuctljermoae, t^epbete^ 
pelleDtn iurfeDWion, Jnarl^'^tct;^ 
mmt.in aboption, in tnterceffion, 
in procuration, o;t to be garbepng 
o?twtonrs,nuaufcs termn?ctri!;p 

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ant)JPffmma!^ 23Ifo t!;cp be repcl^ 
IcD.fromc p?cndj?ngc of 5ODDC0 
too?De,sga?nfj: cjcpjefTc anD plapii 
fcriptucc, tn toljpcfje tljt Ijolp soft 
pjomifeointo t[)ca]bj>3IoI)cltljc j^i^eii^ 
p?opf]iet,faf cngrSuD j^our Daiiglj^ 
ter0fi)aUp?opljccic nnDp?cac!;e t 
IpUeastfjep taugljtopenlpditbe 
tpnic of tfje apoftel0 1 as it iB fecll 
Ivuolijen, tljat^inna t!;c topDotue 
of Dpnicon J £!3e Oaugl^ters of 
{5I;0pp,anD JSjifrtila, tijc cupfc of 
3!qtiil8 O^DDe* J5vit tftc t)ntoo?t!jp 
Dcalpngof tlje later laluetnaUcrs 
(s fo gteat,tljat iijcal^png goDDe0 . : • 
coinmaunacmcntc , to ftablpfllje 
tljep?otone tcaDttion£5,tIjfp Ijaue 
p?onounccD oprnlpe, tfjat toomm 
oHfttb^U tn cjccellcncp of nature, 
btgnttte, antJ ijonour nioS noble, 
b$ in conbtrion ntojc bple tban all 
mm Snb t\)m bp ti)tu latocs, 
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t^t todmcn bctng fubDctueb nt$ W 

toete bj> fo?ce of amits , ^re cori^' 

ftralncD to e(«c place to n:ai,ano 

Co ohm t^tpi f«l)Octuct0 , not b^ 

,::?,,' no nnturall, ml^in^nt mcct^itlz 

o?tcaron,butbpciiUomc, tmcn^ 

tioih fojtinie, ntio a ccrteipnc tp^ 

rann(cnUoccafio:u ' 

(JI. f urt Jjecmo?c, tfjcre be romme 

men, toI;Tc^c bp tdpgfon, clapmc 

autl)0?<tfe oucc tuomcn, nnD t!)cp 

' p?oiietljep?tp?annpbptjolpfcr(p- 

;t^' tucc : tl)e lul;tcl;c I;auc tijis ciirfcD 

fapn!5e,rpokcu to €uu tontvniu 

Ccncr.t, nllp(nt!)cp? nioc:tlj:CI;oun;Ait 

be iinDcc t!;c pcbcc of mait, anD 

IjcOjall Ijauclo^Dcfljpp oumtlju 

23iit pf It bcnnftbrrcD bnto tljcm, 

tf)at C!)?t{le toi;eatoapctl;^tcut> 

• r t » '^^ fapcna;c: tljcp tipILooicctea^ 

Ad !oi?. e^r^'c tJje too?Dc0of JDctei^tolt!)' 

Ad cj^^uf tu^omcpauie astcetl;, 'nipengc: 

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IMte tdonicn.be (it UiWction ot 
tiim l)un)anD£0* Alette luoincn irt 
tl)2 .cf)tircf)eftcpcfp{c:icc* 25MtIjC; 
tljat UnotDCtlj t!jc bpucr^ fygucc^. 
of f&cripttirc, anD tl;c cfifcctcs; of. 
tljc fninc, fijall fooiic fc, tl;at ti)cfc 
ei)l)ngc0 be 3:ot repugnant but in , 
t!jc r)>]iDc^ f 0? tJjts IS t\)c ojDcc m ^?.^-** 
tl^e dnircljc^tfjat mciun nUnlftra::: 
tion fljall be fi;cfcmD bcfojc toa^ 
inc2i:l}>Uc a0"tljc 3Icto in p?04: 
m^Kion arc befo?c tl)e ©cceUcs: 
IJCt ncticitbcUnc (!5ci» <0 i:ot acccp 
\ttof pccfoncs» jroj iu Cl^jfil i\tU 
tljccmnlc no? female 30 of biilucj .i ;.-.;, 
but a neluc cixattut ♦ Zv.'o nimm 
t!j(n5C0 tuccc pctuuttlcti ibiiro nu, 
fo?t$c IjCurDencile antJcruclKc of 
t!;e}>? Ijattcs agcpuK c foonien : as^ 
(n times paJl i3iuo?ccs lucre o^xm^ 
too l)nto tJ;c Jc'i22CBM)ic¥ fo? al 
tjfjiat notlji'Uig fjuitcrt!; t!?c Dtgniltc 



ef teomcn : 2But t3!jfin men cdrit»^ 
inptte offence miD cm,tl)c toomm 
Ijaite polaec of Jutigcment oucc 
tljepm, to tl;c fitcat njanic anD re» 
bul?cof mennc,:?>!nD rtjatqu^cnc 
^aba (Ijal! (tiDSe tljemen of SJe- 
, ^turakm.C!)crfojctJ)ep, tulFf5)c 
ii":;;,, bepiific taatrycti bp faptlj : ate be^ 

" conic tijefbnnts of ai)?nljani,tlje 

tJjj'iDenic i fai> of p?onip(rton,bc 
rtjbCcliJcD f a lBbiiian,anD bcun^ 
lien bp tOe toninnbcnientof goD, 
fa!'ciigeto3l>;aljnm : tuSjat ibc» 
tttr ^ara faitt) Unto tl)e,fololo «♦ 
Cmt.iu dT^olue at latte, bjrfclp to cccoli 
Ucte;fi';fte,3l)auefijctueDtI)e 
gfcat cjctellcncp ;of lucnianUpnD, 
bp l)it nainCjOjDrc.pIacP.anD mat 
ftr,anDlw!)at5rcate oignitic U}t 
l;atl) obtetncD of got) abotjc man: 
f a«l)ct; 31 IjauetJcclaccD <t bp rc^ 
jp£(on,uatut;e, I^umapne lalsjee, 

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{){> Dtuerg autbo;itrte0«redron ivX) 
cpamplc0, mpnglifng one toitlj an 
ot&er*Sin&pet^^anc 3Inot fo mo=i 
c()c fap&, but tljH 1 3i I;aue left mo:« 
cftcmojc bnrpo&cii* jfo?nc;>tljeii5 
Smbition, no; f!jecaufeof inpnc 
otone conaneiiDatroa, bat mp ou= 
tie anD tljc berp tcutlje moticD miB 
to tojptc : led t[;at 31, as one corns 
ujpttpngc faccikgc (t}olt)pngc nip 
peace; Qi)ulD feme pjtupip to (If ale 
anD b;tbc atoap bp a ccctapn topc:» 
|;cti fi!eiiicc,fcom fo noble a \\v\^'^Zy 
i\)z lati&cs anb p?epfe0 Dwe (o if, 
nu it toere, buricnge in tbc grotla 
tbe talcnte tbat gob batbc gpaea 
nic* 25tJt pf anpe man nio;c cucp:: 
ous cljan 3I> (&al fpnDc anp argu- 
ment o;t ccafon. Vc\^i bat!; cfcnpcb 
ttic, tobpcbcfjecbpnbctb too;cbi'c 
tobeaSDcD to tUis mp bool'^c, J 
iDoUnoticc&en nip fclfcblamcb, 
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(itib cotmnprigc, f)c tooUe^ , 
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